SCAREDY SQUIRREL AT NIGHT by Melanie Watt

February 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

scaredy-squirrelScaredy Squirrel targets bedtime and nighttime fears for his latest obsession. His strategy is to stay up all night to avoid bad dreams that could include polka-dot monsters, dragons and a host of other creepy creatures.  Energy loss and poor reflexes are just a few unpleasant side effects he discovers from his all-night endeavors.  He decides to deal with the fear of bad dreams with unexpected and humorous surprises, only to find out that bad dreams don’t always occur, and the benefits of a good night’s sleep outweighs staying up all night to avoid them.  Like the other books in the Scaredy Squirrel series, the text and illustrations are presented using graphs, lists, charts and cartoon-like diagrams creating a busy feel. A hilarious feature of this title includes a glow-in-the-dark smile on the cover to help keep other scaredy kids awake.  Pair this book, with Mercer Mayer’s, There’s a Nightmare in My Closet, Eleanor Taylor’s My Friend the Monster, or any of the Kevin Henkes Wemberly Worried books.

Picture Book ages 5-8

Recommended- Anne Beier (Hendrick Hudson Free Library)

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