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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 prediScaredy 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....

Title : Scaredy Squirrel at Night
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ISBN : 9781554532889
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Scaredy Squirrel at Night Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-01-15 08:17

    These books can be a little wordy and I would recommend for older children (5+). They are, however, a lot of fun to read.

  • Aleri
    2019-01-03 05:25

    Es hermoso :3

  • Luann
    2019-01-14 02:05

    Scaredy Squirrel was making such progress! But now he's having trouble sleeping due to fears of bad dreams. He didn't have any trouble sleeping in the first Scaredy Squirrel book, so something must have happened to trigger these fears of bad dreams. While not a pleasant thing for Scaredy Squirrel, it works out well for Scaredy Squirrel readers since so many children share this fear. I enjoyed comparing the illustration showing the silhouettes of Scaredy Squirrel's fears of ghosts, unicorns, dragons, fairies, vampire bats, and polka-dot monsters coming true at night with the next illustration showing the reality when he turns on the spotlight. I also loved the list of side effects of sleepless nights: energy loss, moodiness, poor reflexes, forgetfulness, drowsiness, hallucinations, confusion, and exhaustion! What a great thing to teach kids. (And something I still need to learn as an adult!) I'm not a real fan of horoscopes, but I love how Mélanie Watt uses them here. Also, the warning about the glow-in-the-dark smile on the cover should be taken seriously! It didn't keep me awake, but it did startle me one night when I couldn't figure out what the funny glow was over by my stack of library books when I turned out the lights. :)Scaredy Squirrel books are just too much fun! I highly recommend them to one and all!

  • Shawn
    2018-12-26 08:04

    A squirrel can never be to prepared, and in fact, it can never be to overly prepared especially as night comes.

  • Leonardo
    2018-12-22 05:06

    Estos fueron los primeros libros que me inspiraron a leer y ahora leo mucho. Y después de leerlo me preguntaba cuantos libros de aventuras tan buenos como éste habrá en el mundo que todavía no leo yo. Además hasta entrevistaron a Ardilla Miedosa y su entrevista salio en la revista Algarabia Niños.Mega-alerta de SpoilerArdilla miedosa no duerme nunca porque piensa que la pueden lastimar o raptar. Algunas cosas como monstruos, ponys, hadas, dragones, murciélagos y fantasmas, por eso no duerme.Así que hace muchas cosas para mantenerse despierta toda la noche pero hay consecuencias de no dormir en una noche como alucinaciones, falta de energía, mal humor, somnolencia y agotamiento.Y se encuentra con sus horóscopos y en el mes donde ella nacía aparecía: "Prepárate porque a media noche todos tus sueños se harán realidad" y eran las 9h43. ¡No había ningún minuto que perder! y así una a una fueron apareciendo sus pesadillas y cuando encendió un reflector solo eran mapaches, búhos, caballos con un cono de tránsito, un venado con dos mapaches subidos en su lomo y un plátano en su boca y se desespera porque eso no era parte de su plan y corre, pisa melaza, deja sus huellas, tropieza con un cono de transito caído y se duerme. Ocho horas después se despierta y ya se siente mucho mejor y tira su horóscopo por algo mucho más confiable, una galleta de la fortuna. FIN

  • Lisa Vegan
    2018-12-19 02:08

    I just love these Scaredy Squirrel books. This book is the fourth in the series. My favorite, Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, was the second book. This one ties with book #1: Scaredy Squirrel, which means I really, really liked it. I don’t believe in such things as horoscopes, not even the tiniest bit, but it tickled my funny bone that Scaredy Squirrel and I are both Libras. Interestingly, Watt, the author and illustrator, is a Leo, as revealed in her mini author bio in the inside back cover of the book.I suppose this book could be useful for children who are afraid to go to sleep, who are afraid of nightmares, monsters, etc. childhood fears. This is a funny and sweet book, and just as much a joy to read for adults as for children.I hope that there will be a fifth Scaredy Squirrel book.

  • Samuel Bustamante
    2019-01-06 04:06

    Este libro es uno de una serie.La ardilla miedosa le tiene miedo a todo. En cada libro le tiene miedo a una cosa diferente. Y en este le tiene miedo a las pesadillas y por eso no dormía y al final descubre que las pesadillas están solo en su imaginación.La parte que más me gustó fue cuando ardilla miedosa se quedó despierta porque uno de los horóscopos decía: Ponte listo ¡A la media noche todos tus sueños se harán realidad!Ella se queda despierta y hace un plan y cuando cree que sus pesadillas ya está ahí, enciende la luz y están un chorro de animales con los objetos de su plan: puercoespines, mapaches con conos y con sábanas , venados con plátanos en la boca y ranas. Los puerco espines se estaban comiendo los panquesitos.Lo recomiendo a todos los niños de 5 a 9 años.

  • Theresa
    2018-12-17 10:19

    Scaredy Squirrel does not want to sleep because he's afraid of bad dreams featuring for example, unicorns, fairies, and polka-dot monsters. GH said in reference to the polka-dot monsters, "How can you be scared of anything that cute?" Scaredy has an action plan to stay awake so he counts stars, plays cymbals, and scrapbooks. The lack of sleep results in moodiness, hallucinations, poor reflexes (he can't avoid a falling leaf!) etc...The pictures are really hilarious. The book was funny and reaffirms that there is nothing to be afraid of at night.

  • Dee
    2019-01-13 05:08

    I found some new books that made me laugh out loud. This is one cautious squirrel. I loved how the author doesn't leave out any details with this furry little guy. He has everything he needs to insure a good nights sleep from safety cones, Do Not Disturb sign hung up-side-down for the bats to cupcakes. He even has a teddy bear that he uses as a decoy. Will he get a good nights sleep. You'll have to read it and find out. Enjoy the ride.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-18 02:20

    I love any books with rodents as characters, so when I saw it on the shelf, I had to check it out. I love the humor in this book. The author uses a typical fear of children (that scary things will happen when it's time to go to sleep) and takes them to an exaggerated level. The pictures are cartoonish in style which adds to the broad, almost slapstick humor. This is a really cute, funny book!

  • Jamie Forrest
    2019-01-17 05:14

    Third book in this series that I read tonight! Loved all three. I even learned a new word in this one... Countdown in French is "le décompte"! I absolutely adore this series!

  • Linda
    2019-01-10 05:08

    Category/Genre: Picture Book, Audio BookCopyright Date: 2009Estimate grade level of interest: K-3Estimate Reading Grade Level: Grade 3Brief Description: Scaredy Squirrel is afraid of bad dreams and goes to great lengths to stay awake to avoid them, which makes him very tired.An audio book allows for voices and sound effects that enliven a story. Scaredy Squirrel includes a narrator and Scaredy Squirrel whose voice is appropriately squeaky and squirrely. An audio book also allows a student to listen to a story that may be too difficult to read or allows one to read the book without having the book in front of you. Scaredy Squirrel is one of the audio books available on Epic! that students can access on an iPad at school.Scaredy Squirrel is well suited for its intended audience because Scaredy Squirrel is scared of a lot of things that students in grades K-3 may be scared of. Scaredy Squirrel lightens up fears by going to ridiculous lengths to avoid them. I don't think listening to this book on tape is better than reading the hardcopy book because the illustrations and format of the picture book are so engaging. I missed a lot of the book by just listening to it. The illustrations and drawings support the text better than an audio version of the text. To help students read audio books on Epic! I have gotten the print copy from the library and then we played the audio version on Epic! to listen to the voices because audio books on Epic do not show the pictures. Together, with the audio and the hard copy of the book, the student can then access the reading.Awards:Reviews: Booklist, 2/09; Horn Book, 10/09; SLJ, 8/09

  • Tiffany Fox
    2019-01-17 01:58

    **Read with Overdrive/Kindle App**Title: Scaredy Squirrel at NightAuthor: Melanie WattBeen afraid at night? Thought things in the dark were scary and not what they actually were? Then you know what Scaredy Squirrel goes through all the time! Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel series has several topics to help your child over come being scared. Plus who doesn't like having multiple titles to be able to keep getting for your child or grandchild? Run out of things to get then this series would be a great addition to the library. The artwork isn't overly detailed, but it gives enough detail to make the experience an educational one. There are a bit of long words and some difficult ones for someone just starting to read on their own, but these make a great stepping stone to their reading vocabulary!

  • Amanda Harrison
    2018-12-30 10:01

    Scaredy Squirrel offers a way to talk about fears and the roilings of imagination with early elementary. The pictures mesh perfectly with the text making it easier for struggling readers, who can almost read the story with just one or the other.Sime adults will not love the radical literacy format (many pages are not exactly linear) but kids will likely eat it up. note on formatting: I read this on the got epic app and I really liked how it let me zoom in on various areas of the page ensuring that both I and my reader were focusing on the same words and pictures as I read.

  • Virginia
    2019-01-01 04:28

    Fans of Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel series will not be disappointed with this installment. This time, Scaredy is making a plan to combat all the bad things that may come as a result of his bad dreams. The familiar format and plot line make this a good choice for early readers, and older readers will appreciate the humor.

  • Catherine Austen
    2018-12-25 09:59

    Such a sweet character. Big bold illustrations, simple text but complex format--these are wonderful books that feel chock full of story. Especially fun to read to a group of kids. All the Scaredy Squirrel books are good, and kids never get tired of his antics. There's always another fear to conquer. :-)

  • Hope Irvin Marston
    2018-12-25 09:11

    The illustrations in this book will delight very young children, but I would not recommend it for two reasons: It contains a horoscope and some of the vocabulary seems too advanced for little tykes. For example: fire extinguisher, hallucinations and poor reflexes.

  • Alice
    2019-01-07 08:05

    humour a bit too advanced for Olivia at age 5.5

  • Thebruce1314
    2019-01-10 08:18

    I don’t enjoy how all-over-the-place these books are, but my son loves it so I guess that’s what’s important.

  • Jan Brooks
    2019-01-15 10:11

    Lessons learned--bad dreams are in the imagination and nothing horrible happened in the night. But you know Scaredy Squirrel had to plan for and survive the night first.

  • Stephanie Reid
    2018-12-17 09:21

    About bad dreams. It's cute.

  • H
    2018-12-31 10:27

    Didn't feel like going into an explanation of horoscopes at bedtime but appreciated that the cover glowed in the dark.

  • Will Read Anything
    2018-12-21 06:20


  • Oona
    2019-01-08 09:10

    cute story about how to overcome sleep.

  • Colleen
    2019-01-09 04:16

    The tongue-in-cheek humour is just awesome.

  • Jennifer B.
    2019-01-17 08:23

    Cute. The teeth on the cover glow in the dark, too.

  • Rachel Solomin
    2018-12-25 10:09

    This worthy volume in the Scaredy Squirrel series delightfully demonstrates how night-time fears are often illusions. My kids loved comparing the shadows to what created them.

  • Adam Woods
    2018-12-31 03:16

    Made me chuckle.A fun read for bedtime. The kids like it and I chuckled more than a few times. A story with a lesson.

  • Erin
    2019-01-12 03:17

    This book mentions horoscopes - not appropriate content, and not something I feel the need to explain to a first-grader.

  • Carolyn
    2018-12-17 09:06

    This was another cute Scaredy Squirrel story. I liked the nighttime topic and thought it added some really fun scenes. Not my most favorite from the series but still very cute.