Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt
The fifth in the very popular Scaredy Squirrel series has Scaredy planning his own birthday party. He wants it to be quiet and private, because that’s how he can avoid any surprises. Surprises like Bigfoot, confetti and ponies must be avoided! He carefully plans his solo party with lists and charts, but even then he is surprised by what he finds in his mailbox. It’s a birthday card from Buddy. So Scaredy decides that he will invite just one guest in addition to himself. Now he has to rethink the entire party! There has to be a schedule, topics for small talk, and a list of dos and don’ts. But even with all of his planning and worrying, Scaredy is sure to be surprised at his birthday party!
This is a great addition to the series. I love how Watt takes events that can have children worried and allows Scaredy to worry for them. And Scaredy is so much better at worrying, that he’s sure to show how silly all that worry really is. Heck, some parents could take a lesson from Scaredy about birthday parties that are more about structure and less about fun.
Make your own plan to read this book! But don’t worry, you are sure to love it. Appropriate for ages 4-6.
Reviewed from copy received from Kids Can Press.