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Frisson l'écureuil se prépare pour Noël

by (author) Mélanie Watt

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12


See below for English description.

Noël est à la fois le moment de l'année le plus merveilleux et le plus effrayant! Frisson l'écureuil a donc mis au point un guide de sécurité sur lequel on peut compter. Ce livre comprend huit chapitres qui ont pour but d'aider les jeunes lecteurs à préparer les fêtes de fin d'année et d'y survivre, une page à la fois!


Greetings festive readers, Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year but it is also the scariest! Which is why Frisson l'écureuil has developed this trusty safety guide. Divided in eight easy chapters, this book is designed to help young readers prepare for and survive, one page at a time, the Christmas holidays!

Original title: Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies

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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  • Winner, Palmarès Communication-Jeunesse

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