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Scaredy Squirrel is still funny and still teaching about friendship
on March 7, 2011
I loved the message in Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Well, not only is the delightfully funny Scaredy Squirrel back, but his friend Buddy the Dog is back too.
Scaredy's birthday is coming up, so he's planning a party. At first, he decides that he's just going to invite one person -- himself -- because he can manage that. But then he gets an early birthday card from his friend Buddy the dog (star of Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, my favorite book in the series), and decides that he would like to invite his friend. Because he's inviting a friend, he needs to be prepared with good conversation starters to use and not so good ones to avoid (like suggesting a breath mint). It's funny, but honestly as a parent, I try to coach my kids in how to make and develop friendships all the time, and the idea is a valid one.
This book brings us more of Scaredy's delightful humor and fearful bravery. The formula is exactly the same as in the previous four books, but I haven't tired of it at all. Why fix what isn't broken?
Scaredy Squirrel is guaranteed to delight any 5 to 10 year old child.