OverviewA playful animal teaches readers about the elements of the Arctic and the dangers of procrastination Ilua the ground squirrel loves nothing more than to relax in the cool tundra and nibble on some freshly picked berries. Her parents, on the other hand, are always telling her to hurry up, to scurry here or there, but Ilua prefers to move at her own pace. But the winter is fast approaching and it will soon be the time of the year when Ilua and all the other squirrels must burrow deep underground to hibernate, and there is lots to get done before the family can hunker down. If Ilua relaxes for too long, she may just be left out of the den in the cold.
Author BiographyNola Hicks is a teacher, a writer, and an artist. She lives in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada.