Scaredy Squirrel clusters activities around his own doorstep:
Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach acts as title #3 in the super-popular Scaredy Squirrel series. The 2008-released picture book predictably begins with:
• front flap with nutshell plot summary, plot complication, and three content questions, and with reader suitability advisory (excluding pirates in this case);
• prefatory pages with pre-storytime behavior modification (sunscreen no. 65 in this instance); and
• rear flap with biographical extract sharing pertinent experiences (avoiding encounters with such collective noun-described challenges as flocks of disgruntled pigeons, mobs of famished hammerhead sharks, herds of last-bell holiday shoppers) and fears (jellyfish) and with a self-portrait at work amid wall art.
It considers what Scaredy Squirrel does when everybody else heeds billboard advertising and spends vacations at the beach.