Thursday, October 09, 2008

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt

An overly neurotic squirrel is desperate for a friend, but is very worried about leaving his safe home because of all the things that could potentially bite. (You know...walruses, bunnies, godzilla...)

So Scaredy devises a fail proof plan to meet his new potential friend, a goldfish across the yard from his tree home. He didn't plan for what happens next...

What I Thought:
This book is laugh out loud funny. The cartoon illustrations are inviting with bright colors and play an integral part of the story. Watt does an amazing job using the text and the illustrations do draw the reader into the story using diagrams, maps, and lists.

I think this is an excellent book for sharing, would be a great read aloud for older groups, and a perfect book for one-on-one sharing for all ages.

I can't wait to check out the other books about Scaredy Squirrel: Scaredy Squirrel, and Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach.

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt.

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