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Join us for a virtual event with award-winning author and illustrator Melanie Watt! Melanie will discuss her new SCAREDY SQUIRREL graphic novel and picture book. The humor found in Scaredy’s titles is just what’s needed to banish fear or make conversations about anxiety more comfortable for kids. SCAREDY SQUIRREL IN A NUTSHELL is the first graphic novel in the series about a squirrel who must venture out of his tree. SCAREDY SQUIRREL GOES CAMPING is a charming picture book that will empower readers to tackle their own worries with a big smile. These new and accessible formats are perfect for those improving their visual literacy. This event will be hosted on Penguin Random House's Zoom account. Register for the free event below, and you will be emailed a Zoom link 24 hours before the event. 

Melanie has kindly signed bookplates for everyone who purchases her new SCAREDY SQUIRREL books from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last. 

The time is now for this anxious little guy: Meet Scaredy Squirrel in his 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 is exactly the squirrel your child needs--a little bit anxious, a lot adorable, and totally lovable. He likes the safety of his nut tree, but not so much the great outdoors. And he's about to go . . . camping?

Scaredy Squirrel is cool with camping . . . as long as he can do it from his couch Who wants to deal with mosquitos, dirt, and wild animals when he can experience nature on his brand-new TV? Except--uh-oh --first he has to plug it in, which means LEAVING HIS TREE Luckily, Scaredy's always got a plan. And he doesn't realize he might just explore the great outdoors along the way.

As young listeners see Scaredy face his fears in the silliest of ways, they gain perspective and courage, empowering them to tackle their own worries with a big smile.

Author and illustrator Melanie Watt is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series, Bug in a Vacuum, You're Finally Here!, Have I Got a Book for You! and Augustine. Melanie's books have received numerous starred reviews from journals including Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have won many state awards, including the Virginia Readers' Choice Award, North Carolina's Children's Book Award and Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Award. The Scaredy Squirrel animated television series airs on the Cartoon Network in the US and YTV in Canada.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593307557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593428962
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

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