“'There's cold chicken inside it,' replied the Rat briefly; 'coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrench

'O stop, stop,' cried the Mole in ecstacies: 'This is too much!'”
-- from
The Wind in the Willows

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips from Scaredy Squirrel ▪ Public Service Announcement

He's been called "one of my all-time favorite children's book characters"*. Everyone understands and loves (more than 1.6 million books sold) Scaredy Squirrel, Melanie Watt's nutty worrywart.  Well, leave it to Scaredy to come up with his Top Three Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating Public Service Announcement video.  

It takes just a minute to learn about safe costumes and candy consumption.  

More can be found in the book SCAREDY SQUIRREL PREPARES FOR HALLOWEEN: A Safety Guide for Scaredies from Kids Can Press

Watt certainly has hit on a formula that provides readers with a familiar but guaranteed-to-be-hilarious experience.” — Kirkus Reviews, August 2013
The timid and brave alike will laugh their way through this holiday addition to Watt’s series.— Publishers Weekly - Starred Review, July 2013
Here's to a fun-filled, safe Halloween.



Kathleen Moriarty said...

Scaredy Squirrel fans will love this new installment in the series. Scaredy Squirrel provides "eight spellbinding chapters" to warn readers about the hazards of Halloween. The chapter with costume ideas which are rated on a scale of "unscary to terrifying" is particularly funny (and helpful to those who may be undecided about what to wear for Halloween!).

Anonymous said...

A wonderful addition to the Scaredy Squirrel collection. This book includes many great tips for staying safe and avoiding the dangers of Halloween. This book was very wordy, even as far as the Scaredy Squirrel books go. Overall a good read and lots of laughs for the kiddos in my class!

k kosko said...

Scaredy Squirrel tells us everything you need to know... but were afraid to ask about Halloween.
Young kids are startled by "BOO" so here is a way to move them into enjoying the holiday from how to make spooky noises and EERIE snacks to how to "visit the right house".

NMills said...

I have enjoyed the whole Scaredy Squirrel series. What a wonderful addition in a true Scaredy Squirrel form. 5 out of 5

Cyndi Candiloro said...

A great book to prepare the youngsters for Halloween. As adults children can often tune us out when they feel we are going over the safety and precautions, but not with Scaredy Squirrel speaking for us. 5 out of 5.....perfect timing.

Anonymous said...

Who better to deliver safety tips than Scaredy Squirrel?! Both fun and informative. Kids love the great details presented in the illustrations and parents will appreciate the truly useful information in the content.