Scaredy Squirrel at Night

By Watt, Melanie

Publishers Summary:
Scaredy never sleeps -- sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, he does a good job of avoiding dreamland. With exhaustion taking its toll, Scaredy comes face-to-face with an alarming horoscope prediction: All his dreams are about to come true! He must prepare for the worst and his Bad Dream Action Plan includes a fire extinguisher to snuff out dragons and a fan to blast away ghosts. But when disaster strikes, will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he thank his lucky stars? Will he find sweet dreams? Scaredy Squirrel at Night tackles a fear everyone -- and especially the young -- can relate to. It's a bedtime story to make light of kids' fear of the dark and a fable for our sleep-deprived society.

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978-1-55453-288-9
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2009

K-Gr 2 Children will be delighted as Scaredy Squirrel attempts to face his fear of falling asleep because of bad dreams, and they'll laugh at his absurd lists and action plans. Although the ending is predictable, youngsters will sigh with rel...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

In his fourth spirited adventure, Scaredy Squirrel is determined to avoid bad dreams by staving off sleep. However, nothing incites ima...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2009

From the front cover, where Scaredy Squirrel brandishes a toothy grin that actually glows in the dark, to the comforting resolution, this picture book is perfectly tuned to a child’s perspective. Using lively text and vivacious cartoon-style artwork in evening-hued pastels, Mélanie Watt acknowledges common nighttime worries while offering an amusing way to think about them. An avid list-maker, Scaredy Squirrel approaches his problems by breaking them into smaller pieces. Each nightmare creature is featured in...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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