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Frisson l'écureuil en pleine nuit

Ensemble marionnette, livre et théâtre

illustrated by Mélanie Watt

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2010
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780545987455
    Publish Date
    Mar 2009
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Novelty book

    ISBN
    9781443109642
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $27.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
  • Reading age: 4 to 8

Description

Mélanie Watt is a young talented author-illustrator who has won several prestigious awards for her work, including the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Blue Spruce Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award. She charmed children with Augustine, the little penguin, Frisson l?écureuil, the scaredy squirrel and more recently, with Chester, the big red cat and Al Lerusé, the salesman. Mélanie began working on her first children's book while still in university. Léon le caméléon was a class project about being different that also explored the concept of complimentary colours. Mélanie has also published Apprendre avec les animaux, a set of 5 concept board books.

About the author

La jeune auteure-illustratrice Mélanie Watt, née à Trois-Rivières, a remporté pour son travail de prestigieuses récompenses, dont le Prix Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz, le Prix Blue Spruce et le Prix Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon, tous les trois pour Frisson l'écureuil.

 

It was in a design class taught by Michèle Lemieux at the University of Quebec in Montreal that author and illustrator Mélanie Watt created her first picture book, Leon the Chameleon, which was later published by Kids Can Press. Watt went on to create several more books, including the Learning with Animals collection and Augustine, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book. Watt has also illustrated Where Does a Tiger-Heron Spend the Night? and Bearcub and Mama, which won the 2006 IRA Teachers” Choices Project.

Mélanie's best known book, Scaredy Squirrel, has won many awards, including the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children”s Book Award for Children”s Picture Book and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator”s Award. The release of Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend was met with enthusiastic reviews and incredible sales, confirming the arrival of kid lit's newest superstar. Chester, Chester's Back! and Chester's Masterpiece are about a megalomaniac cat who is every bit the antithesis to Scaredy. Chester has already become a bestseller, and shows the breadth and creativity of Mélanie Watt.

Scaredy returns to take a few more tentative steps out of his comfort zone in Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach and Scaredy Squirrel at Night. Mélanie has often noted how the Scaredy Squirrel books helped her work out her own insecurities and fears, as the success of these titles has required her to venture out into the unknown, and like Scaredy she has found the experience truly uplifting.

Mélanie currently resides near Montreal, Quebec.

 

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