Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping 
Synopsis: Scaredy Squirrel is not too comfortable with the idea of camping unless it's on his couch! Scaredy must find an electrical outlet, and that means going into the woods! Will the nutty worrywart's plans prepare him for the great outdoors, or will his adventure end up as a scary story told around the campfire?
Recommended for: Lovers of Scaredy Squirrel. Germaphobes. 

Hardcover / 32 pages 
Kids Can Press
April 1 2013

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I have got to stop trying to write reviews at 3am. That took me 20 minutes just to design that thing! So, as we should know by now, my son and I are avid readers. We fell into Scaredy Squirrel's world way back when he was simply afraid to leave his tree. Now the little bugger is taking on camping trips. Good on 'em.

The thing I love about Melanie Watt is that she accomplishes two things simultaneously, that contradict each other, but work wonders for her picture books.  She uses repetition in her illustration and her written text, but, as well, she never ceases to surprise me with new content.

Do you know what successful writers like Mo Willems, Dr. Seuss, Robert Munch, and Melanie Watt have in common? They all leave my child feeling involved in literature.

Melanie Watt's imagery allows children to exclaim the fears of Scaredy Squirrel, trace his path with their hands, laugh as he plays dead. These are things our children crave. Involvement.

So, Melanie Watt can keep making these picture books and, as long as they continue to involve my child with a passion for literature, I'll keep recommending you purchase them.

This entire series should locate itself in your child's library. 

When it comes to Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping?

Buy It | Read It | Borrow It | Toss It | Burn It

Note: I received this book free from the author. The review was my opinion and was not required to be a positive review.

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