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Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies (edition 2012)

by Melanie Watt, Melanie Watt (Illustrator)

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Title:Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies
Authors:Melanie Watt
Other authors:Melanie Watt (Illustrator)
Info:Kids Can Press, Ltd. (2012), Hardcover, 80 pages
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Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies by Mélanie Watt



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Christmas festivities hold countless dangers for the unwary, but fortunately the list-making sciurine hero of Mélanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel picture-books is here to offer advice and to shepherd holiday celebrants through the many pitfalls of the season! Divided into eight brief chapters, devoted to such things as holiday gifts, crafts, and characters, Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas alerts readers to the dangers posed by mistletoe - with all the scary things out there, from drooling chihuahuas to piranhas, it might be best to avoid this holiday tradition altogether! - and debates the pros and cons of such things as fruit-cake and candy canes. It's a holiday guide like no other, with plenty of advice for the neurotic careful amongst us...

Although I did enjoy this new book devoted to the doings of that perpetually panicked squirrel, I find that it was not quite as engaging as previous entries in the series. It's quite a bit longer, and less of a story than a collection of amusing lists and anecdotes, so perhaps the format just works better when there is a central story around which all the shenanigans are organized? In any case, fans of the character will still find much here to amuse them, and timid young children (if they haven't already encountered Scaredy in his other adventures) will find a kindred spirit. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 11, 2013 |
Worry-wart rodent offers amusing holiday safety tips. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
I’ve often wondered what would happen if Scaredy Squirrel met Alvin Ho. Who would be the most prepared for any disaster. Leave it to Scaredy Squirrel to be worried about Christmas. He’s even included a disaster horoscope. Needless to say, Scaredy Squirrel is prepared. He even has a pre-Christmas routine that includes flossing to prevent cavities. He hasn’t forgotten detailed protective gear for decorating the tree either. If you need to be prepared, Scaredy Squirrel has the book you need. ( )
  brangwinn | Dec 20, 2012 |
Scaredy Squirrel! How cool is that name?
I absolutely loved Scaredy’s Christmas Safety Guide, especially all the Scaredy tips. Man, I’ll never make those mistakes again.
Scaredy is one smart, lovely squirrel, with lots of reliable and carefully thought information to share with readers about how to deal with this jolly albeit chaotic time of the year. I honestly had a blast reading this delightful, hilarious, and wonderfully illustrated children’s book---would certainly recommend it to children, teens, and adults everywhere.

(Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Many thanks!) ( )
  Jen7waters | Dec 12, 2012 |
Scaredy Squirrel knows that the secret to a happy Christmas is ... safety. In this new how-to, extra-length addition to the picture book series, Scaredy suggests a helmet to protect from falling ornaments, a rousing game of sorting file folders as holiday party entertainment, and extra fire extinguishers (even though the fireplace should be unlit -- I repeat, unlit! -- when Santa arrives). Watts' signature character remains sweet and lovable, even as she pokes fun at his fears. Recommended for holiday collections. Reviewed from the publisher's digital galley via NetGalley.com . (185)
  activelearning | Dec 5, 2012 |
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'Tis the season for worrying, planning, decorating, wrapping, entertaining, carolling and, worst of all, fruitcake! Scaredy Squirrel returns with a quirky safety guide filled with practical tips and nutty step-by-step instructions to help readers prepare for a perfect Christmas. A fun-filled guide sure to appeal to all the Scaredies out there!
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A quirky safety guide combines practical tips with step-by-step instructions featuring an anxious Scaredy Squirrel, who prepares himself for the worst during the holiday season of decorating, entertaining, and confronting fruitcake.

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