Review: Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt

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scaredy squirrel prepares for halloweenTitle: Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween
Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel
Picture book
Won from Publisher (Hardcover)


From costume ideas to trick-or-treating strategies, Scaredy Squirrel helps readers plan for the spookiest night of the year! Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween is the second in a series of nutty safety guides featuring everyone’s favorite worrywart.

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If there’s one thing I love, it’s Scaredy Squirrel. Really, I think he’s Canada’s most loved squirrel. Especially when you think about the real life squirrels who run around — they can be a nuisance (like when they come down your chimney. But that’s a story for another day.)!

Whenever I see books about Scaredy preparing for an event, like Christmas or Halloween, I nod in agreement. With Halloween, especially, there are PLENTY of things to be scared about. Not only do you have monsters frolicking about, the threat of zombies and vampires, but there are also plenty of SAFETY hazards one should be concerned about.

And, like any good emergency plan, it’s always good to have that final bit of advice: If all else fails, play dead.

This book was so much fun. I’m a huge lover of Halloween, so it was fun to see Scaredy getting in the Halloween spirit, letting his readers know about safety hazards, candy hazards, and just plain scary hazards. This is the perfect kind of book to share with your kids because it’s a fun way to introduce them to the holiday and let them know that there are actual dangers that can exist out there (even if vampires and zombies aren’t really real).

Another great addition to the Scaredy Squirrel series, this one is fun for families of all ages!


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