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Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel (edition 2008)

by Melanie Watt, Melanie Watt (Illustrator)

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Title:Scaredy Squirrel
Authors:Melanie Watt
Other authors:Melanie Watt (Illustrator)
Info:Kids Can Press, Ltd. (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 42 pages
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Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt



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This clever children's book peeks into the hearts of the fearful with a likeable control freak of a squirrel. Awfulizing every event seems to be the obsessive compulsive behavior compelling the squirrel to plan a guestless birthday party for himself. Fortunately Scaredy has friends whose deep love for him enable them to overcome his short comings like playing dead for two hours when something scares him. The story allows children to understand and laugh at fears and maybe to overcome some of them. ( )
  jnmwheels | Apr 3, 2016 |
This book is irreverent, funny, and relatable for young readers. The main character is afraid of almost everything and sequesters himself in his trees, but this makes for a very boring life. Eventually, he makes a brave leap from his tree and discovers that he can glide- a flying squirrel! ( )
  catherineparry | Mar 12, 2016 |
This is a book about a scared squirrel who is scared of all kinds of things. He is afraid to leave his tree so he makes pro and con lists of doing so. He also makes itineraries and lists for everything. Finally the squirrel realizes that nothing horrible is happening so he makes drastic changes in his life and he lives not as scared anymore. This book is super cute, and would be a good read in my classroom, especially for those who are often afraid and scared of things.
Genre: Fantasy
Illustrations were set in Charcoal pencil and acrylic paint. ( )
  epatt14 | Mar 4, 2016 |
Being a person who is very OCD, I loved the calculated plan that Scaredy Squirrel had. The format of the book was fantastic, visually pleasing for young readers with an easy to follow plot. This would be appealing to kids K-2.

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  kgilpin | Feb 29, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. One reason is the language. The language in the book is clear and patterned, similar to the squirrel’s life. The pattern of the squirrel’s life is repeated over and over in the book and this allows the reader to easily follow the text. The use of patterns also prepares the reader for what is going to happen next. My second reason for liking this book is the plot. There is tension throughout the book because the squirrel is anxious and doesn’t leave his tree for most of the book. This is a tension the reader feels as well. Readers wonder throughout the book whether the squirrel will leave the tree and what happens when he does. The plot is also very relate-able to every person. Everybody is afraid of something that they have had to go head to head with. Similar to the squirrel facing his fear of leaving the tree, the book encourages its readers to face their fears as well. ( )
  mheckl1 | Feb 22, 2016 |
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Meet Scaredy Squirrel, a squirrel who never leaves his nut tree because he's afraid of the unknown "out there." But then, something unexpected happens that may just change his outlook.

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