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Scaredy Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt Illustrated by Mélanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians, or killer bees! 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, bandages, and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day his worst nightmare comes true. He 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.

4, 5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Kids Can Press
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Mélanie Watt
Mélanie Watt Mélanie Watt is the author of the Scaredy Squirrel and Chester series.

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