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Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach

illustrated by Melanie Watt

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Mar 2012
ISBN:9781554534623
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

We know by now that Scaredy Squirrel only feels safe when he's at home in his nut tree, with his defenses, his emergency kit and his back-up plans at the ready. So even though the sun is shining and it's time for a vacation, Scaredy does not want to go to the beach --- that vast, frightening place where a squirrel could get stranded. (Not to mention other hazards such as sea monsters, falling coconuts, seagulls, pirates and lobsters.)

Instead, Scaredy builds his own safe beach getaway under his nut tree, complete with germ-free inflatable pool, artificial beach scenery, a flashlight and a plastic flamingo.

Still, the lure of the genuine beach is strong --- even a dedicated homebody such as Scaredy can't resist it forever. Can his back-up plans save him from its perils? Will his No.65 sunscreen protect his delicate complexion?

About the Author

Melanie Watt

Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.
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Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.

Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

Kids ... will go nuts for Scaredy ... the world's most lovable worry-wart ... readers can't help but laugh out loud...a fun visual treat for kids, adults and forest animals of all kinds.—Breitbart


... Scaredy Squirrel returns in another hilarious tale ... Watt's cartoon-style pictures ... add joke after joke ... they deliver a surprise on every page ...—Booklist


This is an excellent book to share one-on-one.—School Library Journal


Her clever asides --- in print as well as illustration --- make these picture books as appealing to older readers as they are for youngsters ...—The Gazette


... The signature illustrations ... provide plenty of visual jokes for readers to chuckle over ... Scaredy's anxieties and his ridiculous solutions remain fresh enough to delight with this salty offering.—Kirkus Reviews

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Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach

Scaredy doesn’t want to go to the beach — that vast, frightening place where a squirrel could get stranded. He builds his own safe beach getaway under his nut tree instead. Still, the lure of the real beach is strong — even a dedicated homebody such as Scaredy can’t resist it forever.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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