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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 is too scared to leave his tree, but when he is startled out of it, he makes a startling discovery...he is a flying squirrel! ( )
  JennyArch | Oct 29, 2016 |
Scaredy Squirrel is a story about an apprehensive squirrel. Children, especially young ones, can relate to this story because it is about a squirrel who does not like things out of the ordinary and to leave his comfort zone. As the story progresses, Scaredy Squirrel learns that it is okay to leave his comfort zone, and that he is okay. Children and parents will laugh at Scaredy Squirrel's OCD tendencies, and cheer him on when he learns that he can leave his nut tree.
  cgjohn3570 | Oct 9, 2016 |
In my opinion this is a great book. The big idea of the story is to not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone; even if it is scary at first, it can be rewarding. The message is one of the main things I enjoyed about this book because it is relatable. It can be especially beneficial to students with anxiety or control issues. Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his tree because he is afraid of what might happen, but when he is forced to leave he realizes that it is not as scary as he originally thought. For example, when he is falling out of the tree he regrets leaving, but then realizes he can glide because he is a flying squirrel. It shows that you don’t know what you can do until you try. Also, I really enjoyed the visuals in this book. Melanie Watt used a variety of techniques to tell the story, such as pictures, charts, diagrams, and schedules. One example of this is the chart that shows Scaredy Squirrel’s daily schedule instead of just telling it. This example in particular can be helpful for students who are visual learners and relatable for students who use a schedule themselves. Using different types of visuals kept the story exciting, made it easier to follow, and enhanced the overall quality. ( )
  sbiela1 | Sep 12, 2016 |
Ok, it's not as hilarious as the [b:Chester|1703186|Chester (Chester)|Mélanie Watt|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1255810749s/1703186.jpg|1700253] books. But I think it was written specifically for me. The moral of the fable is if you take a flying leap into the unknown once in a while, you may learn something new about yourself" (*Horn Book* review). I need to regain that kind of courage, and this story may help me. It's definitely helping me cope with the feeling of fretfulness due to hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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 |
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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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