Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Mélanie Watt
Mélanie Watt

That lovable little worrywart is back. And he's as scaredy as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend.

And once he's spotted a perfectly safe candidate (with no teeth), Scaredy's ready. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he's prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy's Action Plan takes a surprising --- and “toothy” --- turn. Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship? Read Scaredy's nutty story to find out ...

978-1-55453-181-3 | Mar 1, 2007
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $16.99
4-color 8 x 8 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-55453-385-5 | Aug 1, 2011
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $8.99
4-color 8 x 8 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-77138-403-2 | Oct 14, 2014
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Awards & Reviews

“Muted-color illustrations downplay Scaredy's anxieties and highlight the silliness of his over-the top tactics; playfully varied page designs add liveliness to a lighthearted story that doesn't take itself too seriously ...”
— Horn Book, June 2007
“The humor is silly enough that kids with their own scaredy tendencies won't feel preached at, and others will just appreciate the delicious ridiculousness that doesn't keep Scaredy for getting the friend he needs.”
— Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Literature, June 2007
“[A] true original on the picture book scene.”
— Canadian Bookseller, March 2007
“Fans will hope for much more from this endearing fellow.”
— Publishers Weekly, February 2007
“Children will identify with Scaredy Squirrel's anxiety about making new friends. They will find his over-the-top fears amusing.”
— CM Magazine, March 2007
“[E]bullient artwork, clever layout, and lively text ...”
— School Library Journal, May 2007
2009 - Libris Award - Children's Author of the Year, Canadian Booksellers Association, Winner
2009 - Libris Award - Children's Illustrator of the Year, Canadian Booksellers Association, Winner
2008 - Red Clover Children's Choice Picture Book, Mother Goose Programs, Short-listed
2008 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2008 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Commended
2008 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Short-listed
2007 - Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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