Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watt. [Picture Book, Ages 4-8]
A perfect book for any child or parent dealing with anxiety! Scaredy Squirrel doesn’t want to leave his tree, because the world is scary! Not that he knows for sure, because he’s never experienced it. He has a trusty emergency kit ready to use if he has to face the world, but one day it falls out of the tree. So Scaredy has to take a leap of faith! Simple pictures and a quirky story make this a fun read for both parents and children.
I borrowed this from the library before we started Nik in preschool. I am not sure how much of it he really understood, but I wanted to show him a scenario where someone is scared of something but then does it anyways, and everything works out.
Now when he thinks that something is scary, he will say: “It’s scary!”
Then, “It’s not scary, it’s nice!”
Rating: 3 Tortoises