Scaredy Squirrel models writing short biographies, plot summaries:
The Scaredy Squirrel series accedes to a launch date of 2006. Scaredy Squirrel begins a pattern for subsequent installments with:
• nutshell plot summary, plot complication, and three content questions on the front flap, with reader suitability advisory (excluding Martians in this case);
• safety measure (hand-washing with anti-bacterial soap) on prefatory pages; and
• writer profile on the rear flap, with mention of a fear (sharks in this example) and relevant experiences from her Montréal area home in Québec, Canada, and a self-portrait at work amid wall art.
The front and rear covers respectively convey a theme-dressed Scaredy posing with a big, friendly, 16-tooth grin and an iconic representation of the storyline (killer bees [Apis mellifera] in this instance).