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Children's Fiction Halloween

Frisson l'écureuil se prépare pour l'Halloween

by (author) Mélanie Watt

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
  • Hardback

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

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


See below for English description.

L'Halloween approche à grands pas!




Frisson l'écureuil est fier de présenter son guide de l'Halloween, la journée la plus effrayante de l'année!


À l'Halloween, on panique, on décore, on sculpte, on se déguise, on grignote, on fait la fête, on planifie, on fait peur, on sécurise la maison et... Oh! il ne faut pas oublier le pire! On attrape des pommes avec les dents!


Frisson l'écureuil a rassemblé tous les conseils de sécurité utiles. Ses instructions étape par étape aideront les jeunesà surmonter les obstacles habituels de cette fête, comme les plantes carnivores, les maisons hantées et l'infâme Frankenstein.



Scaredy Squirell returns with his 2nd safety guide filled with practical tips and nutty step-by-step instructions to help readers prepare for a perfect Halloween. Who better than Scaredy could equip young readers with what they need to avoid the spooks and scares of the season? A fun-filled guide sure to appeal to all the scaredies out there!

Original title:Scaredy Squirrel's Guide toHalloween: 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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