DescriptionScaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute.
Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day ... his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk.
But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting ...
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About the Author
Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.
Youngsters will go nuts over this one.--Publishers Weekly
With his iconic nervous grin and over-the-top punctiliousness, Scaredy Squirrel is an endearing character.--School Library Journal
Watts conveys a difficult theme ... with an energetic playfulness ... (Scaredy Squirrel is) a masterful balance of charm, comedy and serious realism.--Toronto Star
The bold, inviting compositions ... and paint-box colors ... add energy.--Horn Book
Readers of any age will chuckle with recognition at the squirrel's attempts to control his life.--Quill & Quire