Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies

by Mã©lanie Watt
Illustrator Melanie Watt

Kids Can Press | October 1, 2012 | Hardcover

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
According to Scaredy Squirrel, ?Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the scariest.? Luckily, Scaredy is prepared --- and you can be, too! He's put together this ?Safety Guide for Scaredies,? full of advice for dealing with all the potential dangers, hazards and obstacles one might face during the Christmas season, complete with elaborate charts, numbered lists and the necessary diagrams. Included are step-by-step instructions for building a gingerbread house (Step 2: ?Get a building permit?), a shopping guide for tricky personality types (?mystical? and ?hairy? types included) and a variety of safety tips throughout, such as, ?When making a guest list, try to avoid inviting individuals like piranhas or double dippers.? Last but not least, at the end of the book is Scaredy's all-encompassing surefire solution: ?If all else fails ... play dead!?

Author and illustrator Mélanie Watt's endearing Scaredy Squirrel character is hugely popular with readers of all ages. Here she's laid out a picture book with separate chapters dedicated to different parts of the Christmas holidays: decorations, sweets, gifts and the like. With so much going on across each boldly colored spread, youngsters will spend loads of time poring over and laughing at all the details. Besides the fun appeal, this book would make a great introduction to a classroom discussion about how children celebrate the holidays in their own families. It also offers an opportunity for a character education lesson on courage, or a classroom conversation on feelings, particularly fear.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.25 × 6.88 × 0.5 in

Published: October 1, 2012

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554534690

ISBN - 13: 9781554534692

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Love Scaredy Squirrel This book, along with all the other Scaredy Squirrel books is wonderful in that children can relate to the worries and fears that are so natural and normal to all children. The author offers an amazing gift in her subtle, effective, and humorous way of communicating to children how normal these feelings are and how they can be overcome through their appreciation and empathy with Scaredy Squirrel's many dilemmas and the sometimes zany solutions he comes up with. An inspirational Five Stars for Sacredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas!!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious How-To Halloween Book Shared this 'how-to' get ready for halloween book with my grade 2/3 class. They loved it - so many of the children could relate to the 'scariness' of Halloween. A great, funny read.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated out of 5 by from Got this last week and we've already read it about 20 times. Just as funny as the others!
Date published: 2012-11-30

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Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies

by Mã©lanie Watt
Illustrator Melanie Watt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.25 × 6.88 × 0.5 in

Published: October 1, 2012

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554534690

ISBN - 13: 9781554534692

From the Publisher

According to Scaredy Squirrel, ?Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the scariest.? Luckily, Scaredy is prepared --- and you can be, too! He's put together this ?Safety Guide for Scaredies,? full of advice for dealing with all the potential dangers, hazards and obstacles one might face during the Christmas season, complete with elaborate charts, numbered lists and the necessary diagrams. Included are step-by-step instructions for building a gingerbread house (Step 2: ?Get a building permit?), a shopping guide for tricky personality types (?mystical? and ?hairy? types included) and a variety of safety tips throughout, such as, ?When making a guest list, try to avoid inviting individuals like piranhas or double dippers.? Last but not least, at the end of the book is Scaredy's all-encompassing surefire solution: ?If all else fails ... play dead!?

Author and illustrator Mélanie Watt's endearing Scaredy Squirrel character is hugely popular with readers of all ages. Here she's laid out a picture book with separate chapters dedicated to different parts of the Christmas holidays: decorations, sweets, gifts and the like. With so much going on across each boldly colored spread, youngsters will spend loads of time poring over and laughing at all the details. Besides the fun appeal, this book would make a great introduction to a classroom discussion about how children celebrate the holidays in their own families. It also offers an opportunity for a character education lesson on courage, or a classroom conversation on feelings, particularly fear.

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.

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.