Scaredy Squirrel is a flying squirrel after my own heart. In the book Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watts, Scaredy doesn’t like to leave the safety of his tree, because he is afraid of Martians, killer bees, tarantulas, poison ivy, germs, and sharks. That pretty much sums it up for me too. Scaredy Squirrel decides to pack an emergency kit for venturing into the unknown. In the end Scaredy, embraces the carefree feeling of exploration.
In Scaredy Squirrel at the beach, Scaredy attempts a beach vacation. Scaredy says, “He’d rather vacation at home alone where it’s safe than risk being surrounded by the wrong crowd.” Ha, Ha. Scaredy gets dressed in his protective beach gear and ships himself to the beach in a cargo container. As he braves the many dangers of the beach-people, jellyfish, coconuts, he collects items to make a replica beach at his tree.
These books are sweet and funny-excellent for a quick bedtime read.
For more Scaredy adventures also check out, Scaredy Squirrel makes a friend.