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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Series: Scaredy Squirrel
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554532256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554532254
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

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

More About the Author

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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This book is just too cute and witty and hilarious, what a great summer read for kids!
Amanda J. Henning
It's good, but I prefer hard copies of these books because the text is a little easier to read (I've got a 10" tablet).
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These were the books I mostly read to my son in the 3-5 year range, and still do on occasion!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By www.firrkids.com on November 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MH on 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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By Karen S, Rife on June 25, 2014
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Lots of fun!
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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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By Amazon Customer on 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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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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By michelle finley on 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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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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