- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Kids Can Press; Reprint edition (March 1 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554530237
- ISBN-13: 978-1554534043
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.6 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 159 g
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
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Scaredy Squirrel Paperback – Mar 1 2008
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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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Bound to win over its readers, parent and child, at the outset with its wry wit.―The National Post
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
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I read them to my 5 and 8 yr old boys. They both love it.
Well written and illustrated, i get a laugh out of this series as well!
I think it's fun for a child to see a cute known animal, be scared of everything, has clear opinions on what to be scared of, then finds out that it's not that bad after all.
Can be read again and again.
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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