Yesterday the Cubbies started to list all the things Scaredy Squirrel is afraid of: green Martians, tarantulas, beavers, rabbits, pirates, jellyfish, seagulls, unicorns, bats, ants, confetti, ponies, well it just got too long to list them all!
We decided to read one of his hilarious stories Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party again, just to see the ridiculous things he does to avoid everything he fears (and there are so many). He wants to have a birthday party without any friends over! Well, maybe just one friend, since in Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, he found out that friends can be quite wonderful.
Scaredy plans everything down to the last minute, and hoping against any surprises, when suddenly his worst fears arrive: party guests! He panics, freezes, and plays dead!
But no need to fear, for when he finally opens his eyes he sees that everyone is sitting quietly and the birthday candles are lit. Scaredy begins to enjoy himself. It all works out OK!
Maybe you’d like to start with his first book, Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts or any of his others! We think he’s quite a nut!
P.S. He’s on the Cartoon Network but we think the book is “better than the movie.” Well, except for the library’s DVD Katie Loves the Kittens and More Funny Stories has Scaredy Squirrel on it. We checked it out and we’re going to watch it before bedtime. Yea!