About Chuty Series

The stories and illustrations are under the process of development.

Genre: Picture books, Activity books, Chapter books.

These illustrated adventures of Chuty, the wild squirrel, will represent a sensitive character who learns through different experiences to communicate, help, trust, listen to own feelings and deal with unexpected situations, own fears, envies and other issues that all humans encounter in life.

This book is meant to inspire to be curious, happy and self aware, as well as aware of other and the environment.

It is a series of different adventures of Chuty the wild squirrel that readers of all ages will enjoy.

The stories carry an insightful messages, narrative strength, beautiful illustrations and combine life experiences, beliefs in humans best sides and author's knowledge accumulated while working with children on creativity (creative tasks).

 

Naming the main character: The name Chuty is based on a Ukrainian verb which means “to hear”, “to be able to hear”, “to understand”, “to comprehend”. The author gave the squirrel this name as a devotion to her own experience of becoming an immigrant, who, in order to understand another culture, needed to leave own stereotypes behind and become open to new situations.

CHUTY AND KIDS

In this part Chuty is going to meet small people, who were friendly and brought her into the kindergarten. The squirrel felt very well until one boy, whos name was John, have decided to invite her to his home.

Chuty - Lazy Squirrel. We meet Chuty a young average squirrel who enjoys life in her oak tree, collecting nuts, cleans the tree’s leafs and runs around the forest. One day something happens and she becomes lazy. She stays up in her oak tree and does nothing but eat and sleep. Soon, when she runs out of food and having turned into a fat animal, she climbs down her favorite tree to look for food. Not being able get back up to her house on the tree, she makes a decision to leave the forest and meet people.

She comes across small people who present themselves as kids. They put her in a toy car and bring to the kindergarten where she has a wonderful life until one boy decides to bring the squirrel home with him. He promises her LEGO, cars and an older sister. Chuty thinks that these things are some kinds of food and agrees to come with the boy. Chuty gets very confused when she meets the boy’s parents. This leads to unexpected situations with different scenarios of development.

The squirrel hides in a bag with books and discovers an old piece of chocolate at the bottom of it. Turns out, the beg belongs to the boy’s older sister, who finds the squirrel on her way to the university.

This discovers situations, which people meet in life and deal with them according to social codes. I wanted to go out of stereotypes and not to moralize, for example, laziness and overweight. Most interesting for me was to search from my memories about funny misunderstanding about some of words, or how inappropriate behavior in eating and mixing all sweets together can be funny. The morale is this story coded into openness and friendliness.

 

HVIST (THE TAIL)

In this chapter Chuty becomes irritated by her own tail. She ask her two friends, a hamster and a hedgehog (who both do not have any tails) to help her to do something with the tail. All together they invent different manipulations to the Chuty's tail. They even decide that there is no need in the tail and maybe it is better to cut it off?

The tail survive due to the magic feature it has, - to hold a balance.

This story is about acceptance who we are as we are. 

Chuty - Lazy Squirrel. We meet Chuty a young average squirrel who enjoys life in her oak tree, collecting nuts, cleans the tree’s leafs and runs around the forest. One day something happens and she becomes lazy. She stays up in her oak tree and does nothing but eat and sleep. Soon, when she runs out of food and having turned into a fat animal, she climbs down her favorite tree to look for food. Not being able get back up to her house on the tree, she makes a decision to leave the forest and meet people.

She comes across small people who present themselves as kids. They put her in a toy car and bring to the kindergarten where she has a wonderful life until one boy decides to bring the squirrel home with him. He promises her LEGO, cars and an older sister. Chuty thinks that these things are some kinds of food and agrees to come with the boy. Chuty gets very confused when she meets the boy’s parents. This leads to unexpected situations with different scenarios of development.

The squirrel hides in a bag with books and discovers an old piece of chocolate at the bottom of it. Turns out, the beg belongs to the boy’s older sister, who finds the squirrel on her way to the university.

This discovers situations, which people meet in life and deal with them according to social codes. I wanted to go out of stereotypes and not to moralize, for example, laziness and overweight. Most interesting for me was to search from my memories about funny misunderstanding about some of words, or how inappropriate behavior in eating and mixing all sweets together can be funny. The morale is this story coded into openness and friendliness.

CHUTY CAN`T HIDE

Everyone knows that Chuty snores when she sleeps, but only Chuty has no idea about this.

How to deal with this problem? Maybe this is not a problem at all?

This story about search of positive in own characteristics.

These illustrated adventures of Chuty, the wild squirrel, will represent a sensitive
character who learns through different experiences to communicate, help, trust, listen to own feelings and deal with unexpected situations, own fears, envies and other issues that all humans encounter in life.


This book is meant to inspire to be curious, happy and self aware, as well as aware of other and the environment.