Just finished this assignment for Ranger Rick for their March issue. I tried to capture that March feeling... those blue-grey skies and patches of melting snow. I exaggerated their tails to the point that they look a bit like bagels, or maybe cinnamon rolls. (Because that's what you want to eat before you go squirrel-spying.)
I used traditional media for this one; pastel and colored pencils on Ingres charcoal paper.
...and here's a draft of the page. The kids can check off all the crazy things they see squirrels do.