Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt

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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 squirrels a little nudge, but also because her illustrations are incrediblly funny and full of intriguing detail.

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Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel is planning his own birthday but despite the detailed plans,things go swry when the guests arrive. Will he play dead and canel? Or will Scaredy face the music.

About the Author

Melanie Watt

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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32 pages


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Catnip Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011




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