Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell

A picture book by Melanie Watt.

Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel is back with his first new book in years – and his new book couldn't be more relevant. The beloved children's character (originally published by Kids Can) was ahead of the curve: he was social distancing and washing his hands all the time before anyone else. The anxious squirrel's new book is a different format: graphic novel. But his neuroses and silly humour are still the perfect fit for young readers dealing with anxiety. 

Scaredy is happy to stay in his nut tree. Why would he ever leave? The outside is filled with dangers. Like aliens! And dust! And a certain fluffy bunny who likes to pop up! But things don't always go as planned, even for a super-prepared squirrel. When he has to venture out of his tree and onto the ground, Scaredy panics and plays dead…but maybe the fluffy bunny's not so scary after all? (From Tundra Books)

 Melanie Watt is an award-winning author and illustrator from Montreal. Watt is the best selling creator behind many picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series, Bug in a Vacuum, You're Finally Here!, Have I Got a Book for You! and Augustine. Watt is a multiple winner of the Ontario Library Association's Blue Spruce Award and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award.

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