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Scaredy Squirrel

Series: scaredy squirrel

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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 …

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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 …

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AWARDS & REVIEWS

Reviews

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

Toronto Star, 01/07/2006

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

Horn Book, 01/06/2006

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

School Library Journal, 01/06/2006

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

Quill & Quire, 06/05/2006

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

The National Post, 01/04/2006

"Youngsters will go nuts over this one."

Publishers Weekly, 01/03/2006

Awards

  • 2010 - Illinois Monarch Award, Illinois School Library Media Association, Winner

  • 2009 - Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, Winner

  • 2008 - Black-Eyed Susan Award, Maryland Educational Media, Winner

  • 2008 - Children’s Choice Picture Book Award, Washington Library Media, Short-listed

  • 2008 - Libris Award – Children's Author of the Year, Canadian Booksellers Association, Winner

  • 2008 - Libris Award – Children's Illustrator of the Year, Canadian Booksellers Association, Winner

  • 2008 - North Carolina Children’s Book Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice, Winner

  • 2008 - Shining Willow Award, Read Boston, Winner

  • 2007 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner

  • 2007 - Best Read Aloud Book Award, International Reading Association, Short-listed

  • 2007 - Blue Spruce Award, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Winner

  • 2007 - Childrens' Choices, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Short-listed

  • 2007 - Great Book of the Year, ALA, Winner

  • 2007 - Independent Publisher Book Awards – Bronze Medal, NCTE, Winner

  • 2007 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, ReadBoston, Short-listed

  • 2007 - Notable Children’s Books, ForeWord Magazine, Winner

  • 2007 - Notable Children’s Books in Language Arts, Children’s Book Sense, Winner

  • 2007 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, , Winner

  • 2006 - Best Read Aloud Book Award, , Runner-up

  • 2006 - Book of the Year Award, , Short-listed

  • 2006 - Cybils - Children’s and YA Bloggers’ Literacy Awards, , Winner

  • 2006 - Le Prix de la Librarie Millepage (in Vincennes, France), , Winner

  • 2005 - Summer Pick, , Commended

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