Review: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

scardeysquirelTitle: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping
Author/Illustrator: Mélanie Watt
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: April 1, 2013
Format: Picture Book
ISBN: 1894786866
For ages: 3 -6
Type: Picture Book

Scaredy Squirrel is uncomfortable with the idea of camping. In fact, Scardey Squirrel is afraid of encountering skunks, mosquitoes, penguins, and even zippers! Instead of camping, Scardey Squirrel sets up a television so he can watch camping shows. But, he needs to find an electrical outlet and that means going into the woods! Will Scardey Squirrel survive to tell his story around the campfire?

This book is perfect for children who are preparing to go camping and “scary” things that they might encounter. I love Scardey Squirrel books because it shows children that it is okay to be afraid of certain things. Scardey Squirrel books do not work in storytime. The busy photographs make it difficult to interpret with a large (or even small) crowd of kids. Best suited for one on one reading.

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