Scaredy Squirrel at Night

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Scaredy Squirrel at Night

by Melanie Watt
Illustrator Melanie Watt

Kids Can Press | March 1, 2009 | Picture Books

Scaredy Squirrel at Night is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Scaredy never sleeps -- sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, he does a good job of avoiding dreamland. With exhaustion taking its toll, Scaredy comes face-to-face with an alarming horoscope prediction: All his dreams are about to come true! He must prepare for the worst and his Bad Dream Action Plan includes a fire extinguisher to snuff out dragons and a fan to blast away ghosts. But when disaster strikes, will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he thank his lucky stars? Will he find sweet dreams? Scaredy Squirrel at Night tackles a fear everyone -- and especially the young -- can relate to. It's a bedtime story to make light of kids' fear of the dark and a fable for our sleep-deprived society.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 7.87 × 7.87 × 0.2 in

Published: March 1, 2009

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554532884

ISBN - 13: 9781554532889

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wonderful book from a true talent! Is anyone else afraid of dreaming? Specifically, of having bad dreams? I know I’ve woken up in a panic before: a cold sweat, heart pounding, not really knowing what exactly happened in my dream. But I still manage to get to sleep every night. Scaredy Squirrel, on the other hand, does not sleep. He’s so scared of having a bad dream that he has a plan for the night to keep himself awake. Since he’s so afraid of his dreams scaring him, when he sees his horoscope telling him that at midnight all his dreams will come true, Scaredy flips out and has to come up with a plan to keep the monsters from his dreams away! As usual, nothing goes according to plan, but in the end Scaredy Squirrel realizes the benefits of a good sleep–and learns that nothing will get him in the night. I love how the lessons in each of Melanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel series are simple, but unique in their teaching. Reading the stories is fun and they keep you thinking until well after you’ve finished the stories. Just think: if a neurotic little squirrel can learn to face his fears, surely we can all do the same. Of course, the best part in all of these books is the illustrations. They just keep getting better and better as the series goes on. Melanie Watt is a true talent and we’re sure lucky to have her up here in Canada.
Date published: 2012-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun at night! Found out about Scaredy Squirrel through the Forest of Reading's Blue Spruce program. This book & Scaredy Squirrel are fabulous books to read aloud with very young children; they also have great appeal for those elementary students improving their reading skills - have seen 5th graders reading to kindergarden kids! And adding to the reading-readyness of both books another STAR! Melanie Watt is a Canadian author! And aside, ESL students in their 1st year also say that they enjoy reading these titles! Some of them check them out in order to read them to younger siblings. Any book which inspires reading earns 10 of 10 in my star ratings. I'll be picking up the 2 additional titles very soon.
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scaredy always good for a chuckle In our house, these books are a favourite for the kids and adults alike. They work on both levels, as something that the kids love to read - because of the pictures and the cute story - and that parents love to tell - because of the pictures and the cute story. We have the whole series and have bought it as a gift. There's nothing like frightening unicorns!
Date published: 2009-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who doesn't adore squirrels? I completely admit that when I say I buy the Scaredy Squirrel books for my niece and nephew that the books actually live at my house. Scaredy is a delightful character, and in this book (the fourth in the series), he's afraid to go to sleep. And who isn't afraid of vampire bats, and monsters, and the other things that go bump in the night? With a deft display of traps and preventions, Scaredy gives it a shot, and the results are as fun as always. The added bonus of Melanie Watt being Canadian just makes it all the better.
Date published: 2009-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute story My 5 month old son really enjoys the Scaredy Squirrel series. I must admit, I enjoy reading them, so it's a win win situation.
Date published: 2009-04-04

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Scaredy Squirrel at Night

Scaredy Squirrel at Night

by Melanie Watt
Illustrator Melanie Watt

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 7.87 × 7.87 × 0.2 in

Published: March 1, 2009

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554532884

ISBN - 13: 9781554532889

About the Book

Scaredys a squirrel in urgent need of a good nights sleep. But with so much to do, who has time for shut-eye? Besides, sleep means bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters just for starters. Sleep is out of the question and our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night.

From the Publisher

Scaredy never sleeps -- sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, he does a good job of avoiding dreamland. With exhaustion taking its toll, Scaredy comes face-to-face with an alarming horoscope prediction: All his dreams are about to come true! He must prepare for the worst and his Bad Dream Action Plan includes a fire extinguisher to snuff out dragons and a fan to blast away ghosts. But when disaster strikes, will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he thank his lucky stars? Will he find sweet dreams? Scaredy Squirrel at Night tackles a fear everyone -- and especially the young -- can relate to. It's a bedtime story to make light of kids' fear of the dark and a fable for our sleep-deprived society.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Children will be delighted as Scaredy Squirrel attempts to face his fear of falling asleep because of bad dreams, and they’ll laugh at his absurd lists and action plans.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5