Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. The outside world is just too dangerous. He has a schedule, an emergency plan and a first aid kit.
But as a bee flies by (is it a killer bee?!), nothing goes according to plan. How will Scaredy Squirrel recover?
Children will enjoy hearing parents read Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. She treats what could be a very serious topic with grace and humor – including a warning at the beginning of the book:
WARNING! Scaredy Squirrel insists that everyone wash their hands with antibacterial soap before reading this book.
(My ten-year-old, in all seriousness, did ask me if I followed the warning.)
And if your child loves Scaredy Squirrel, Watt has written several other books about this beloved, if timid, squirrel.
Highly recommended for ages 2 and up.