Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach

Mélanie Watt
Mélanie Watt

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?

978-1-55453-225-4 | Mar 1, 2008
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $19.99
4-color 8 x 8 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-55453-462-3 | Mar 1, 2012
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $8.99
4-color 8 x 8 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-55453-991-8 | Jun 6, 2013
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Awards & Reviews

“... Scaredy Squirrel returns in another hilarious tale ... Watt's cartoon-style pictures ... add joke after joke ... they deliver a surprise on every page ...”
— Booklist, June 2008
“This is an excellent book to share one-on-one.”
— School Library Journal, May 2008
“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, April 2008
“... 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, March 2008
“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, March 2008
2009 - Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2009 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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