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OK, I'm desperate to locate a picture book I had as a child, but I can't remember the name of the book. And when I describe my memory of this book, everyone is going to think I'm crazy. :) But my sister remembers us having this book, so I can't be completely nuts! My copy was a very nice hardcover, and it was longer horizontally than it was vertically (not like a typical book). I don't know if other editions existed.
The book was about a squirrel who lived in a treehouse. He didn't like any of his neighbors (also animals), and he was very mean and stingy. He wore overalls, and he was some sort of carpenter or builder. Because he was so mean, he started having nightmares in which his tools came alive and chased him. I remember the pictures of the saw and hammer with eyes, chasing the squirrel around his treehouse. He eventually decided to be nicer to his neighbors so the dreams would go away.
Sounds crazy, right? But I'm desperate to find it, even if it's out of print and I have to find it used. Can anyone help me? I've Googled every combination of things imaginable, and I've come up with nothing!!!!