Scaredy Squirrel always enjoys fun-filled, happy, safe holidays:
As Scaredy Squirrel series title #8, Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas attributes to Canada’s beloved flying squirrel savvy holiday food and fun. The 2013-released publication predictably begins with:
• front flap with plot summary and reader suitability advisory (excluding nutcrackers);
• prefatory pages with pre-storytime behavior modification (handling with mittens); and
• rear flap with biographical extract modeling relevant experiences (downside of finding perfect party-wear, shopping at the last minute, shoveling snow versus upside of decorations, festivities, music) and fears (mistletoe around anthills, cacti, carnivorous plants, drooling Chihuahuas, frozen metal, high-voltage robots, non-tooth-brushers, piranha ponds, shark tank) preceding self-portrait at work amid wall art.
Its preface and eight chapters configure a chapter book and safety guide with pictures for scaredies.