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Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach [Kindle Edition]

Mélanie Watt
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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In this next nutty installment in the Scaredy Squirrel series, Scaredy needs a vacation from his tree-bound routine — can his homemade beach take the place of the real thing?

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Kindergarten-Grade 3—Scaredy Squirrel is frightened by everything associated with the beach—seagulls, sea monsters, jellyfish, etc. He decides to vacation alone, at home, and creates a beach environment with a bag of kitty litter, a plastic flamingo, a flashlight for sunlight, etc. Something is missing, though—the sound of the ocean. The squirrel then devises an elaborate plan to retrieve a seashell (unoccupied) from the real beach by mailing himself to the shore. He has such a good day there—amid the crowd of people—that he forgets his fears and decides to populate his personal beach with a crowd of garden gnomes. Children with fears of the unknown will relate to this tale. The simple story line explains Scaredy Squirrel's worries, plans, and activities in a humorous way. Digitally rendered illustrations in pastel, Floridian colors add amusing details. This is an excellent book to share one-on-one.—Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI
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That worrywart Scaredy Squirrel (2006) returns in another hilarious tale, this time contemplating a beach vacation. Concerned about falling coconuts, seagulls, and lobsters, however, he decides to build his own beach. After a burst of squirrel creativity, he is soon lounging on a bed of kitty litter, soaking in sun from a flashlight, and contemplating the water in his inflatable pool. Unfortunately, there’s something amiss, which puts Scaredy on course to a real beach to acquire a seashell. As might be expected, his preparations for the visit involve much more than just packing a suit. In fact, the only thing that slips beneath his radar are people—who eventually win him over and also inspire a funny addition to his own sunbather’s haven. In appealing, flat colors, Watt’s cartoon-style pictures (full spread and graphic-novel-style panels) add joke after joke. With simple shapes bordered in distinctive ribbons of black and white, they deliver a surprise on every page as the obsessive squirrel, with toothy grin and boundless imagination, scampers around, trying to anticipate everything  that can go wrong. Grades 1-3. --Stephanie Zvirin

Product Details

  • File Size: 6955 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (May 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D3P8X4O
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,737 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review from November 21, 2008
Scaredy Squirrel is off on an another adventure! Summer has arrived, but Scaredy knows the beach is rife with dangerous packs of pirates, mobs of lobsters, and flocks of seagulls. For safety's sake, he opts to build a faux beach right at the base of his own nut tree. His imaginative techniques and improvisational materials result in a satisfactorily realistic beach. The only missing ingredient - a soothing ocean sound.

Scaredy has no choice but to acquire a seashell from the real beach, a dangerous mission. For a phobic squirrel, a beach foray demands a time table, risk identification map, avoidance techniques, and protective body gear. Scaredy quickly discovers there is one variable he neglected to allow for and he is forced to adapt!

These pages are packed with clever little gems just waiting to be discovered. Scaredy's overly-detailed plans and goofy protective gear will have your kids giggling. This Squirrel is so endearing, you can't help but be won over by his quirky nature. He's got issues, but he's also got plenty of hustle and imagination. You gotta love that big toothy grin of his!
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5.0 out of 5 stars lvoe July 17, 2013
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love this book it makes us all laugh.
thank you for the fun illustrations too. it is a hit w/ all ages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars June 25, 2014
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Lots of fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars my daughter loves it! June 18, 2014
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We read Scaredy Squirrel as often as she wants. Great for word recognition and for the stage she is in where everything is scary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable story! June 16, 2014
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I enjoyed this as much, if not more than my kids did. I love that it's cute and funny. The story is busy, but that's what makes it so special. I notice something new or my kids discover something new each time we read it. Highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scaredy Squirrel is awesome! June 13, 2014
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My first grader is a little obsessed with Scaredy Squirrel right now, and I love it. She wants to read the books to me, and we have a lot of fun talking about them. There is a very set, predictable pattern to these books, which helps in her emerging reading skills. Very cute, funny, and positive. Always a good lesson and fun illustrations. A family favorite!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! March 30, 2014
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My grandson (7 years old) actually read it out loud. He has been very slow learning to read, and avoids it whenever he can. We just ordered two more Scaredy Squirrel books!
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4.0 out of 5 stars If is free... you shouldn't be scared... September 19, 2013
By Vania
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Ok so I really like all of Scaredy Squirrel books, I find them quite fun to read and this was free so... go ahead and download..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Scaredy Squirrel is the best!
I love Scaredy Squirrel! I have read several of the other books in this series at our storytime here at the library and I have to say that both kids and parents laugh at how... Read more
Published 9 months ago by VampireLibrarian
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book for all
My granddaughter enjoys reading this book over and over. She has read it so often that she now reads it by memory.
Published 10 months ago by Isabel
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary good!
My son loves scaredy's just like his mom! He can't wait for the next one.
I liked it too
Published 10 months ago by Andrew Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars We love scaredy squirrel
This is such a cute series and the sheer amount of detail that goes into each illustration is incredible. My daughter loves these books.
Published 10 months ago by Kaitlin Bevis- YA Author
5.0 out of 5 stars For my 6yo
My six year old thought it was funny and interesting. His favorurite part was the crowd of gnomes. I would like the words to be a larger font - some were very tiny.
Published 10 months ago by bridgette holt
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware the beach!
Once again Scaredy Squirrel works out a safe way to spend the day - almost. Unfortunately, he must go to an actual beach after all. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dog Book Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars melanie watts - awesome
Melanie is awesome, this squirrel is nuts (see what I did there?) BUT PLEASE write more Chester books. 3 Is not close enough.
Published 10 months ago by Brienne
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Melanie Watt lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books including Scaredy Squirrel and Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend.

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