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Scaredy Squirrel [Paperback]

Melanie Watt
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March 1 2008 Scaredy Squirrel
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 ? 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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Gr. 1-3. In a tongue-in-cheek tale that may help to prod anxious readers out of their hidebound routines, a squirrel discovers the pleasures of leaping into the unknown. As the world's a scary place, what with the killer bees, green Martians, tarantulas, germs, and sharks that might be lurking about, Scaredy Squirrel keeps to his tree, and to a precise, minute-by-minute daily schedule--until a supposed "killer bee" actually wanders by, causing Squirrel to dislodge his suitcase-size emergency kit. A wild lunge to rescue it turns into a long glide (portrayed in a gatefold), as Squirrel discovers to his astonishment that he is a flying squirrel. Eventually, Squirrel returns in triumph to his tree and from then on adds a daily glide to his accustomed rounds. Despite the simply drawn cartoons and brief text, this is more sophisticated in tone than Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), though the message is similar. John Peters
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Watts conveys a difficult theme ? with an energetic playfulness ? (Scaredy Squirrel is) a masterful balance of charm, comedy and serious realism.

The bold, inviting compositions ... and paint-box colors ? add energy.

With his iconic nervous grin and over-the-top punctiliousness, Scaredy Squirrel is an endearing character.

Readers of any age will chuckle with recognition at the squirrel’s attempts to control his life.

Bound to win over its readers, parent and child, at the outset with its wry wit.

Youngsters will go nuts over this one.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I'd like to give it 6 six stars, please. Sept. 15 2010
You just must read this book. It is so cute. Scaredy Squirrel has our sympathy. He is an agoraphobic, OCD squirrel (tough when you live out doors!) who begins to enjoy the new twists his misadventures put on his life. Grade three students pick up on all of the little humourous nuances throughout the book, although younger kids enjoy it too. It is a must have for every library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scaredy Squirrel Sept. 12 2008
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Excellent book! Witty, funny and just an adorable character that everyone can identify with. This neurotic little squirrel overcomes his fears by leaping right into the unknown...and finding out that he is a flying squirrel! A good lesson for everyone...face your fears head on and be a conquerer. Illustrations and detail in this book are great. As a teacher in a classroom this book has a million possiblities to teach. I loved it! -by Marilyn
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun Nov. 18 2008
My 3 3/4 year old daughter and I absolutely love this book and the entire Scardy Squirrel series. Scaredy squirrel is afraid of almost everything but when he does deviate from his routine, panic is then replaced with excitement. My daughter can not get enough of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Thumbs Up!~ Nov. 1 2008
By nickerz
My K-2 class looooved this Willow Award book.
Each time we go to the library they now fight over who gets to take it next.I had to make a schedule!
It is fun for them to read and shows them that a story can be written in different ways as the text is written in a way that is fun and unique.
Worth adding to your home or school collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars delightful images April 15 2014
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and also a great message. I may have been the only person to use this in a preteen church service...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loved it! Aug. 22 2013
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Four year olds love this series and this story was no exception. It takes a few readings to figure out the nuances but eventually he got it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Book Aug. 4 2013
By Lisa
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A very cute story. I love the way it's narrated, and my son (5 years old) adores the story. Definitely a great buy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Really? You read this to your kids?
I personally can NOT understand why people like this series. We're imprinting our children's minds with the possibility that they should fear the world and all things around them? Read more
Published 8 months ago by RLAL
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this one first
I now have 5 Scaredy Squirrel books. Love them all.
I read them to my 5 and 8 yr old boys. They both love it. Read more
Published on Aug. 16 2012 by Yaz Quebec
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
this book was fun to read but it requires a lot of your on add ins, the book has few words but lots of charts. My daughter loves it and we love squirrels.
Published on May 19 2011 by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for children!
This is a great book that any child would love. It has a great story complemented by wonderful illustrations. A must buy for anyone!
Published on Jan. 30 2011 by Book Thief
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for kids and adults
I'm 22 years old and I love this book. It's a short but sweet tale about an adorable squirrel who is scared of almost everything and a little paranoid, but how circumstances... Read more
Published on July 20 2010 by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Really fast and books were in great condition, I would definitely order from this sender again :)
Published on Jan. 5 2010 by T. Caruso
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny
This book is a fun adventure for parents to read. The children love the funny character, and parents enjoy the complexities of Scaredy, and how this squirrel is a little paranoid,... Read more
Published on Oct. 24 2008 by Sara
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