Picture Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt


Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (April 1, 2013)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 4 of 5 stars


Scaredy Squirrel is not
too comfortable with the idea of camping ? unless it’s on his couch!
There will be no mosquitoes, skunks or zippers to worry about when he
watches a show about the joys of camping on his brand-new TV. But first
Scaredy must find an electrical outlet, and that means going into the
woods! Will the nutty worrywart’s plans prepare him for the great
outdoors, or will his adventure end up as a scary story told around the

About the Author/Illustrator:

Mélanie knows firsthand what it’s like to be a new kid at school. She spent her childhood on the move and once lived in Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto before returning to her roots near Montreal. Augustine’s story has made its way to China, Korea, Spain, Taiwan,Indonesia, Australia and Japan.

Mélanie studied advertising for 3 years before she decided to change career paths. Al Foxword, the salesman featured in HAVE I GOT A BOOK FOR YOU! is her tribute to her business and sales studies!

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My Thoughts:

This is a really funny picture book. Squirrel has an  inexplicable fear
of zippers and penguins, and his camping survival list is hilarious.

I read this book to my children and they asked to read it again and again.  If you are looking
for a humorous picture book to entertain your children, this is a pretty
good option.

The illustrations are simple, stylized, and fit with the humorous theme of the book.  Both my kids and I really enjoyed them.


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