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Scaredy Squirrel Visits the Doctor
By (author): Melanie Watt
Melanie Watt


Tundra Books



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Children: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Oct 25, 2022
$23.99 CAD


8.31in x 8.38 x 0.41 in | 0.78 lb

Page Count:

40 pages


Tundra Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Squirrels
Scaredy Squirrel is exactly the character kids need today — a little bit anxious, a lot adorable and totally lovable. Join Scaredy on a hilarious adventure as he learns to brave the doctor for a check-up!

Scaredy Squirrel keeps himself in peak physical condition. He exercises, eats a balanced diet, sings opera (to keep his lungs in shape, of course) and brushes his teeth. You might think it’s to stay fit, but no — he’d rather keep a healthy distance from the doctor’s office! After all, who’d want to expose themselves to the the aches and pains of pricking, poking and squeezing? It’s a prescription for disaster!

Scaredy can’t avoid the doctor forever though, and when he realizes that he needs to make a quick visit to Dr. Vet to get his health certificate, he does whatever it takes to keep safe while he waits at the clinic…including covering himself in bubble wrap. Things don’t go according to plan, and Scaredy ends up discovering that his doctor’s visit leaves him feeling better than ever!

Series Overview: Nutty worrywart Scaredy Squirrel is on the constant lookout for danger, but his convoluted plans to foil Gary the Germ and other threats (aliens, quicksand, kittens…) rarely work out in this hilarious picture book series.

    BRAND-NEW PICTURE BOOK: This is the first new Scaredy Squirrel picture book since 2013(!), with a funnier and timelier sensibility than ever.

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND SERIES: More than 4.1 million Melanie Watt books have been sold worldwide, 3.1 million of which are Scaredy Squirrel books, available in 13 different countries outside of Canada and the U.S.

    NEW (TREE) HOUSE: We are proud to be Scaredy’s new publishing home alongside Random House Books for Young Readers in the U.S.

    HUGE FAN BASE: The Scaredy Squirrel animated series airs on the Cartoon Network in the U.S. and YTV in Canada, and the first Scaredy Squirrel book was a Heather’s pick and winner of multiple state and provincial awards.

    TIMELY CONTENT: Scaredy is the original social distancing, contactless delivery pro, and with medicine and doctors on TV and all around us these days, Scaredy can help ease kids’ fears.

    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH: Scaredy learns that he not only needs to exercise and vary his diet (eat veggies in addition to nuts!), he learns to relax and practice breathing for a complete healthy lifestyle!

    SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Scaredy’s problem-solving will help kids with social-emotional development, and the books are a great introduction to neurodiversity.

    BUILDING A BRAND: Multibook commitment with new graphic novels as well as picture books (reissues and this one!) 

    CROSSOVER APPEAL: With his neurotic and silly humor, Scaredy has as many adult fans as he has young ones.

    ADORABLE, GRAPHIC ART: Scaredy is super cute, and his signature lists, charts and maps make these picture books stand out.

Author and illustrator MELANIE WATT is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series and Bug in a Vacuum, and the new graphic novel series, Scaredy’s Nutty Adventures. Her books have received numerous starred reviews from journals including Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have won many state awards, such as the Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, North Carolina’s Children’s Book Award and Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award. She is a multiple winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award.

Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec

Author Website: http://melaniewatt.blogspot.com
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