Scaredy Squirrel at Night

Scaredy Squirrel at Night

Book - 2009
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Scaredy never sleeps --- sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting stars, playing cymbals and making scrapbooks, he does a good job of avoiding dreamland.

With exhaustion taking its toll, Scaredy comes face-to-face with an alarming horoscope prediction: All his dreams are about to come true!

He must prepare for the worst and his Bad Dream Action Plan includes a fire extinguisher to snuff out dragons and a fan to blast away ghosts. But when disaster strikes, will Scaredy survive this ordeal? Will he thank his lucky stars? Will he find sweet dreams?

Scaredy Squirrel at Night tackles a fear everyone --- and especially the young --- can relate to. It's a bedtime story to make light of kids' fear of the dark and a fable for our sleep-deprived society.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781554532889
Branch Call Number: JE WAT
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm


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Sep 15, 2013

I have found that too often, books that intend to help children to not be afraid of the dark tend to frighten them fist, in the beginning of the book, before showing them at the end of the book, why there is nothing to fear. The glow-in-the dark smile on the front of this book had my 5 year old granddaughter giggling prior to reading the book, so we had a good read with no fears. I highly recommend.

Mar 03, 2013

Great for those little ones afraid to fall asleep at night/dark. My daughter likes the book so I purchased a copy through a scholastic school magazine for $5 and comes with a scaredy squirrel finger puppet.

Mar 16, 2010

Humourous look at a squirrel that's afraid to fall asleep, risking having a bad dream. Scaredy Squirrel has a plan to face his bad dreams. When it backfires, he realizes that they were all in his imagination.

Lots of illustrative details, fun for kids.

daisy4415 Feb 27, 2010

Scaredy squirrel was a boring book because all he was doing was spying on people.I wouldn't recommend it to anybody because he didn't do anything exciting.

readingisfun123 Feb 27, 2010

The part I liked about the book was when scaredy squirrel made a map with weird stuff on it and the part I hated was when raccoons were in his front yard.

ksco Feb 09, 2010

Scaredy already had established himself firmly in my heart in the first three books, but when he takes up scrapbooking in the wee hours of the night, my love for him grew even more!

Jan 18, 2010

Love this squirrel!

stephaniehjones May 21, 2009


Mar 31, 2009

Scaredy Squirrel faces having to stay awake becuse he does not want to
have nightmares but falls asleep to soon

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Sep 15, 2013

IrishMoon thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 7

Mar 31, 2009

awake88 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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