Thursday, January 12, 2012

Children's Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel (Scaredy Squirrel)

Scaredy Squirrel
Written by:  Melanie Watt
Published by:  Kids Can Press Ltd., 2006
40 pages

Scaredy 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 #151;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 ?

* Scaredy Squirrel is the first of several books in the series.  I love the format and illustrations of the book. This includes advantage/disadvantage lists, daily routine charts, and emergency steps among many different pictures which contribute to the uniqueness of the book. I liked the story line, which encourages children to try something new, they may be pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more in the series.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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