July 03, 2013

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

by Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
April, 2013

Everyone's favourite squirrel, Mélanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel, is back and thinking about camping.  But, he's not thinking about going camping because there are too many hazards and preparations.  So, content to experience the camping experience digitally, Scaredy Squirrel starts setting up his TV.  Oh no! The electrical outlet for the TV is so far away he'll need to prep himself for entering the wilderness after all.

Ever the compulsive planner, Scaredy Squirrel lists the supplies he needs, all the gear for his wilderness outfit, a detailed schedule, training routines, and an elaborate map of the area.  As always, Scaredy Squirrel is prepared for everything, except the one thing that is never part of the plan! Luckily, Scaredy Squirrel always finds a way to accommodate the unexpected, even if he panics at first, and resolves the situation triumphantly.

When Mélanie Watt introduced young readers to this rodent in Scaredy Squirrel (Kids Can Press, 2006), he was an immediate hit.  He's cute, he's compulsive, he's troubled, and he's quick thinking.  And things always seem to go wrong, no matter how prepared he is.  While his books never have predictable endings, they're always satisfying.  And, in Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping, young readers can look forward to Scaredy drifting off into the sunset.  Natural bliss!

If you and yours are planning to enjoy Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping or just a little camping, Kids Can Press provides a few accompanying activities at their website here.

If you haven't enjoyed the full range of Mélanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel books, check out these available or coming soon from Kids Can Press:
  • Scaredy Squirrel (Kids Can Press, 2006)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend (Kids Can Press, 2007)
  • Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach (Kids Can Press, 2008)
  • Scaredy Squirrel at Night (Kids Can Press, 2009)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party (Kids Can Press, 2011)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas (Kids Can Press, 2012)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping (Kids Can Press, April 2013)
  • Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween (Kids Can Press, August 2013)

1 comment:

  1. This looks fantastic! I can't wait for my copy to arrive!