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Melanie Watt - Author

Q&A with Melanie Watt:

How did you get involved with children’s books?
Through Michèle Lemieux, my illustration teacher in university. One of our assignments was to create a book about color. I decided to write a story about a chameleon to help explain complementary colors to children. I later sent my book project, Leon the Chameleon, to Kids Can Press.

What was your training or schooling?
I have a college degree in graphic design and a bachelors of arts in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Do you have any tips for young creators?
If you find something that you enjoy and are passionate about, don’t hesitate to follow that path. It’s amazing what you can accomplish by focusing on things you love doing! I was in administration for two years before I realized that it wasn’t for me and that I wasn't motivated. When you’re in an environment where you don’t fit in, you start to think that you are the one with the problem. It can be very discouraging! When you’re in an environment where you feel comfortable and where you can contribute something, that’s when you feel good about yourself!

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Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party
Melanie Watt
Another outrageous adventure for our favourite squirrel. It's Scaredy Squirrel's birthday and he's planning a party for one, where he can sit quietly and eat cake. Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel books are charming not only because they give all scaredy...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Scaredy Squirrel at Night
Melanie Watt
3 +. Bestselling Scaredy Squirrel is back for a delightful new night time adventure which will convince all readers of the benefits of sleep. Scaredy Squirrel never sleeps at night because of all the things like ghosts and dragons and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2010
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Scaredy Squirrel at Night
Melanie Watt
Bestselling Scaredy Squirrel is back for a delightful new night time adventure which will convince all readers of the benefits of sleep. Scaredy Squirrel never sleeps at night because of all the things like ghosts and dragons and fairies that...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/07/2009
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Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach
Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel is back for a new adventure. This time, he tries to avoid a beach holiday. He knows the beach will be full of all sorts of undesirable things from packs of pirates to mobs of lobsters. But, when...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/06/2009
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Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach
Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel is back for a new adventure. This time, he tries to avoid a beach holiday. He knows the beach will be full of all sorts of undesirable things from packs of pirates to mobs of lobsters. But, when...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2008
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Scaredy Squirrel Makes A Friend
Melanie Watt
Little Scaredy Squirrel is back for a second set of adventures. As usual, he's very frightened when he sees something new. This time, it's a bedraggled little dog. After an exciting chase, Scaredy Squirrel realises that the dog is not...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2007
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Scaredy Squirrel
Melanie Watt
Dare to be scared with Scaredy Squirrel! Scaredy Squirrel can never leave his home because there are so many frightening things outside it: he's frightened of germs, green Martians and the unknown. To keep himself safe, Scaredy Squirrel has an...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/05/2007
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Scaredy Squirrel
Melanie Watt
A completely barmy picture book but it’s guaranteed to get a lot of laughs from both parent and child as they read it together. It’s just as well squirrels don’t ever meet sharks or martians or tarantulas in real life...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2006
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