Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Picture Book: Scaredy Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watt, insists that everyone wash their hands with antibacterial soap before reading his book. Scaredy squirrel never leaves his nut tree because he just can't deal with the possibility of meeting up with any of the several things that terrify him out in the big wide world. These things include, but are not limited to, tarantulas, poison ivy, green martians, germs, sharks, and killer bees. But one day, Scaredy Squirrel's comfy routine gets wrecked by an event that not even his carefully stocked emergency kit can save him from! A killer (ahem) bee approaches, and as he flails around wildly, he falls right out of his safe tree. Actually, he glides from his tree to a bush where he scares himself so much he plays dead for 2 hours, then climbs back up. Scaredy Squirrel ends the book by making some big changes to his safe little life. Kids who are nervous about new situations will definitely appreciate this book, and adults will be rolling around on the floor laughing. Highly recommended.

Picture Book
Ages 3-6
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