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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays: Scaredy Squirrel has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party
by Melanie Watt
Kids Can Press
ISBN: 978-1-55453-468-5
Suggested Age: Any age can find something to love - I'm 40 and I love it

Description: In the fifth book, Scaredy Squirrel plans his own birthday and surprise!... things get very crowded. Scaredy Squirrel is planning his own birthday party for one ? but despite his detailed plans, things get out of control when the party animals arrive. He's back! Scaredy Squirrel, the loveable worrywart, returns for another nutty adventure. Scaredy never plans big birthday parties. He'd rather celebrate alone quietly in the safety of his nut tree and avoid those pesky party animals (ants, clownfish, ponies and Bigfoot). When all his excessive plans are thrown up in the air like confetti, will Scaredy play dead and cancel? Or will he face the music?

Jake's Review: It was hilarious.  Scaredy always makes me smile and laugh. He is soooooo weird (Mom, what do you mean by isn't that the pot calling the kettle black) but if he was real I would hang out with him.  I hope Melanie keeps writing Scaredy books.  You guys do know that my Mom has TWO Scaredy puppets right. She has one at home for "us" and one at work -- isn't that kind of weird for an old mom -- than again she is a Librarian. I think this is a book everybody would like and it is my favorite so far.

Jake's Rating: 10/10


Mom's Review: My favorite absolutely delightful neurotic squirrel is back again.  As usual the illustrations are adorable. The storyline is wonderfully quirky and beautiful. Trust me if you haven't read Scaredy yet, you are truly missing something. This latest story does not disappoint.  This is a book that the WHOLE family likes, even my little anti-book boy Jesse. You know what, I think I am going to have a Scaredy birthday party this year for Jesse
Caught you reading!


Mom's Rating: 10/10

I bought this at OLA and didn't have to review it -- it's Scaredy I WANTED to get you all addicted to him too


Check out all the Scaredy Extras at: http://www.kidscanpress.com/Canada/Product.aspx?productId=5767
and http://www.kidscanpress.com/Assets/Books/w_ScaredySquirrelHasAB_Party_2095/PDFs/ScaredySquirrelHasAB_Party_2095_storytime.pdf
Also you can be a FAN of Scaredy on Facebook

1 comment:

  1. I have this one on order for the library. We can't keep any of our Scaredy Squirrel books in, so it'll be nice to have a new one for the rotation. :)

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