Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel. Illustrated by author. Tonawanda: Kids Can Press, c2008.
Scaredy Squirrel is a creature that wants to go to the beach but would rather not end up surrounded by the wrong crowd. He decides that he would like to make a beach at home, so he comes up with a plan and makes lists. He realizes he’s forgetting a shell, so decides to make a very quick trip to the real beach…I won’t spoil what happens, but this is an absolutely adorable book. My son laughed so much. It is silly and demonstrates planning skills, how to overcome fears, and encourages imagination. The author gives very cute and easy to understand diagrams that the squirrel is referring to.
The illustrations are very crisp and clean. I checked to see what medium was used and it is done digitally by print shop. It doesn’t look like everything was done in print shop, but this explains all the neat lines and perfection. The illustrations are adorable, and go with the whole silliness of the book. There are maps, and timelines, and exhibits… simple enough for children to understand.
I really enjoyed this book. There are others in the series and I will definitely be checking those out. If interested in this, here is the paperback link. http://www.amazon.com/Scaredy-Squirrel-Beach-Melanie-Watt/dp/1554534623/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1377004316&sr=8-6&keywords=scaredy+squirrel