Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel is back! This time he wants to stay far away from camping outside, much happier to watch a TV show ABOUT camping. Unfortunately though, he needs to plug his TV in for it to work. So he has to find an electrical outlet which means heading outside and into the campground. As always, Scaredy plans his trip carefully. He lists what he is scared of, packs important survival supplies, picks out a wilderness outfit to keep himself safe from things like nasty odors and bugs, and has a map of his mission timed to the minute. But things do not go as planned, showing Scaredy that sometimes it’s not about the plan itself but the journey on which it takes you.
Watt has a wonderful comedic timing that she displays in all of her Scaredy Squirrel and Chester books. It is all about those moments of hesitation that make the humor all the more funny. Scaredy is a great character with his obsessive planning and worrying. Many children will see themselves in Scaredy and also be able to see the humor as well. As always, the illustrations are clear, clean and add to the fun.
Another great book in a strong series, this one is perfectly timed for spring and summer camp outs. Appropriate for ages 4-6.
Reviewed from copy received from Kids Can Press.