Scaredy Squirrel bases Halloween fun on safety first:
Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween -- as title #7 -- attests to the super-popularity of the Scaredy Squirrel series. The Halloween-related, 2013-released publication predictably begins with:
• front flap with plot summary and reader suitability advisory (excluding ogres in this case);
• prefatory pages with pre-storytime behavior modification (avoiding full moons, handling by claws, sticky fingers, or tentacles; inter-wall traveling by brooms and dragons); and
• rear flap with biographical extract modeling relevant experiences (downside of being spooked, getting bad candy, removing make-up versus upside of carving jack-o'-lanterns for friendly celebrations and creating costumes) and fears (haunted houses) preceding self-portrait at work amid wall art.
Its preface and eight chapters constitute a picture-filled chapter book and safety guide for scaredies.