Scaredy Squirrel In a Nutshell

Scaredy Squirrel In a Nutshell is a witty graphic novel that can open the dialogue on fears and why taking risks isn’t as scary as it seems. – Momma Braga


The time is now for this anxious little guy: Scaredy Squirrel is back with a brand-new graphic novel series! He’s funnier (and scared-ier) than ever, and perfect for readers of Narwhal and Jelly.

Scaredy is happy to stay in his nut tree. Why would he ever leave? The outside is filled with dangers. Like aliens! And dust! And a certain fluffy bunny who likes to pop up! But things don’t always go as planned, even for a super-prepared squirrel. When he has to venture out of his tree and onto the ground, Scaredy panics and plays dead . . . but maybe the fluffy bunny’s not so scary after all?

In a nutshell, Scaredy might just make a new friend, if he is brave enough . . .


Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell will have you giggling with delight as Scaredy Squirrel creates lists of dangers and fears that may seem irrational to some. Through this graphic novel you notice that Scaredy Squirrel starts to opening up to a little more risks and a new friendship develops.

This is a great book to help children open a dialogue on fears and why taking risks isn’t too scary.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 nuts out of 5! A witty novel that is captivating for young readers. The format of the book makes it fun and engaging. A very entertaining book to read!

This book is recommended for children ages six to nine. If you would like to purchase a copy, click here.

About the Author

Melanie Watt is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series, You’re Finally Here!Have I Got a Book for You! and Augustine. Melanie’s books have received numerous starred reviews from journals such as PW and Kirkus and have won many state awards in the US, including the Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, North Carolina Children’s Book Award and Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award. In Canada, she is a multiple winner of the OLA’s Blue Spruce Award and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. The Scaredy Squirrel animated television series based on her books airs on the Cartoon Network in the US and YTV in Canada. Melanie lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review and all opinions expressed are our own.

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