Scaredy Squirrel considers health and security over friendship:
As title #2 released in respectively hardback and paperback formats in 2007 and 2011, Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend acknowledges the Scaredy Squirrel series' super-popularity.
The picture book begins predictably with:
• front flap with nutshell plot summary, plot complication, and three content questions and with reader suitability advisory (excluding walruses in this case);
• prefatory pages with pre-storytime behavior modification (tooth-brushing with germ-fighting toothpaste in this instance);
• and rear flap with biographical extract modeling relevant experiences (mosquito and parrot bites) and fears (piranhas) and with self-portrait at work amid wall art.
In nutty adventure #2, Scaredy Squirrel considers as the advantage of isolated life cycles and natural histories avoidance of bites by:
• piranhas; and