Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party

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Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party 

Written and Illustrated by Mélanie Watt
Published February 1, 2011 by Kids Can Press
Ages: 6+
32 pages 
 

Scaredy Squirrel’s birthday is approaching and he decides to throw himself a party. The guest list is very small – just himself. There are many surprises that Scaredy Squirrel thinks will destroy a party which includes clownfish, ants, ponies, porcupines, Bigfoot, and confetti. He keeps a list of exactly what needs to be done so everything runs smoothly at the party and there are no unwelcome surprises. Scaredy Squirrel picks a safe location, practices breathing to blow balloons, and mails an invitation to himself. He then decides to invite one guest, so the party plans are revised so no bad surprises happen. Scaredy Squirrel even practices conversations, reviews activities that should be done at a party, and plans the party schedule. He’s most comfortable sitting quietly. However, Scaredy Squirrel is surprised when party animals arrive at his party. After he panics, screams, and finally passes out for a few hours Scaredy Squirrel notices that all the animals are ready for him to blow out the candles. He’s so touched that he decides to plan and invite guests for next year.

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party is the fifth book in a series. Oh, I wish I discovered Scaredy Squirrel sooner because I often feel the same way at parties. Perhaps not as nervous as Scaredy Squirrel, but I’m not a fan of people singing Happy Birthday to me and nobody would ever surprise me with a party. The illustrations are very humorous as the reader sees his party plans.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party

    orples said:
    February 17, 2012 at 7:37 am

    This looks like a cute book. I would think though, that birthday books would have a limited audience? 😉 Maybe not.

    Robot said:
    May 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I can’t remember if I read this particular Scaredy Squirrel, but I recently just read Scaredy Squirrel at Night and that was fun too. I love Scaredy Squirrel. Have you read any of Melanie Watt’s Chester books? There’s one that Chester writes his own story that is fun too.

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