Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Scaredy Squirrel goes camping by Melanie Watt

Every kid I know just loves Scaredy Squirrel, that little critter who bravely overcomes his worst fears.  Melanie Watt has given us a new Scaredy Squirrel book just in time for summer, Scaredy Squirrel goes camping.

Scaredy Squirrel has decided to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of his home in the tree.  He plans to watch a new series on television, The Joy of Camping.  However, Scaredy has a problem: His new television needs to be plugged in and the only outlet is a long way away.  Scaredy must summon his courage and venture across a campground to plug it in.  Scaredy’s motto is, “A prepared camper is a happy camper!”, and as usual he takes stock of all the hazards on the way, like mosquitoes, skunks, quicksand, water, the three bears, penguins and zippers. 

As usual, all goes well on Scaredy’s journey until he comes face-to-face with some unforeseen challenge.  True to form, Scaredy overcomes his fear and has a really good time.  In the process, he teaches us a valuable lesson, “the wilderness isn’t meant to be seen from afar, it’s meant to be enjoyed up close!” 

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