Monday, September 29, 2008

Scaredy Squirrel

By : Melanie Watt

Here is another couple of books from the W Section.
I really enjoyed these books. I think I enjoyed them more than my two year old. I copied the following reviews off of the Barnes and Noble website and they recommended it for ages 5-9. I found that my little boy liked the second book better than the first. Let me know what you think. :)

(Scaredy Squirrel)
The format is a bit unconventional, with charcoal-outlined illustrations that are reminiscent of cartoons and coloring books, as well as lists, plans, schedules, and other nonlinear text elements. Scaredy Squirrel, who is afraid of everything and goes to great pains to avoid contact with the dangerous outside world, eventually encounters a situation he had not prepared for, reacts instinctively, and discovers he can fly—literally. The nice allusion of jumping on faith and learning that you have wings will be over kids' heads, but they will love Squirrel's sense of adventure, curiosity, and excitement upon being freed from his fears. Ages 5 to 9.

(Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend)
That lovable little worrywart is back. And he's as scaredy as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. And once he's spotted a perfectly safe candidate (with no teeth), Scaredy's ready. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he's prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy's Action Plan takes a surprising -- and "toothy" -- turn ... Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship? Read Scaredy's nutty story to find out ...

1 comment:

Anna said...

I thought Scaredy Squirrel was pretty cute and funny. Grant wasn't too excited about it however.