Sammy the Short Tailed Squirrel is a cute little story about a pesky little squirrel with a tail much shorter than his friends’. Sammy had a dream of living on a nice farm in the country. Upon finding his dream home with a farmer and his animals, Sammy began to get into mischief. Sammy and the farmer needed to learn how to live together and come to an understanding for happiness to prevail on the farm. Throughout the story, Sammy learns that with perseverance and willingness to compromise, it is possible to obtain his dreams. As parents sit and read this story to their children, Dr. Cook’s hope is that the children will learn the value of following their dreams and be willing to stick with those dreams until their dreams come true.