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publisher: Kids Can Press

Scaredy Squirrel

illustrated by Mélanie Watt

tagged: squirrels, humorous stories, self-esteem & self-reliance
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list price: $16.99
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Feb 2006
ISBN:9781553379591
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute.

Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day ... his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk.

But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting ...

About the Author
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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Contributor Notes

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 and Grade
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Illinois Monarch Award, Illinois School Library Media Association
  • Winner, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
  • Short-listed, Children's Choice Picture Book Award, Washington Library Media
  • Winner, North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Libris Award - Children's Illustrator of the Year, Canadian Booksellers Association
  • Winner, Black-Eyed Susan Award, Maryland Educational Media
  • Winner, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice
  • Winner, Libris Award - Children's Author of the Year, Canadian Booksellers Association
  • Short-listed, Best Read Aloud Book Award, Read Boston
  • Winner, Notable Children's Books in Language Arts, NCTE
  • Winner, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Notable Children's Books, ALA
  • Winner, Independent Publisher Book Awards - Bronze Medal
  • Short-listed, Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Winner, Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Runner-up, Best Read Aloud Book Award, ReadBoston
  • Winner, Cybils - Children's and YA Bloggers' Literacy Awards
  • Winner, Le Prix de la Librarie Millepage (in Vincennes, France)
  • Short-listed, Book of the Year Award, ForeWord Magazine
  • Commended, Summer Pick, Children's Book Sense
Editorial Reviews

Youngsters will go nuts over this one.

— Publishers Weekly

Bound to win over its readers, parent and child, at the outset with its wry wit.

— The National Post

Readers of any age will chuckle with recognition at the squirrel's attempts to control his life.

— Quill & Quire

Watts conveys a difficult theme ... with an energetic playfulness ... (Scaredy Squirrel is) a masterful balance of charm, comedy and serious realism.

— Toronto Star

With his iconic nervous grin and over-the-top punctiliousness, Scaredy Squirrel is an endearing character.

— School Library Journal

The bold, inviting compositions ... and paint-box colors ... add energy.

— Horn Book

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