Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping (age 4-9)

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping


Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

I was first introduced to Scaredy Squirrel books by one of my son’s therapists. You see, my son has autism and works with a number of professionals in various areas. One thing he struggles with is anxiety in new or unexpected situations. The first time I heard my son and his therapist reading ‘Scaredy Squirrel’, we were all rolling in laughter. The therapist would read a line, perhaps about being afraid of camels or something equivocally ridiculous and they would have a chuckle and brief discussion about why Scaredy Squirrel would be afraid of camels!

Reading Melanie Watt’s book titled: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping, young readers are taken through the steps as Scaredy gets ready to head to the campsite to plug in his TV. That’s right, he isn’t even going camping, just finding a plug for his electrical cord so he can watch ‘The Joy Of Camping’ on TV. He wouldn’t dare go camping, for there would be the risk of running into skunks, a penguin or a zipper.

Equally hilarious as previous books in this series. Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping provides young children the chance to see the comedy in some absurd fears. Not just for children with anxiety concerns, this book will help any child learn that some fears are irrational. Best part is, they won’t even know they are learning. You and your child will be too busy laughing at Scaredy!

This is a great read and my 5 and 8 year old boys give it 4 thumbs up!

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