Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Review | Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt was the first book of the Scaredy Squirrel collection that I read, and I really enjoyed it! 

Scaredy Squirrel is afraid of going camping. Actually, he’s pretty much afraid of everything that requires having to leave the comfort of his home. That is why he doesn’t go camping. 

So Scaredy decides that instead of going camping in the wilderness, he would watch a movie about camping! Sounds like the perfect plan, right? Only he forgot one thing. He doesn’t have a power outlet in his house! The nearest is miles away at…the campground! And so, he sets on a mission to go and plug his TV. 

“Reaching the nearest electrical outlet will require major surviving skills.”

He prepares the best of plans, but of course nothing goes according to them, and he ends up learning a valuable lesson: some things are worth the trouble!

I loved this book, and even though I’m an adult, I will probably try and get my hands on the others in the series. 

I couldn’t stop laughing throughout the entire story. Especially when I read the part about the penguins:

“Wherever there are coolers, penguins rule. They are as cold as ice, and won’t warm up to you! Toss popsicles to occupy their sharp beaks.”
And then his rule:

“If all else fails, take cover and play dead.”

But not only the story was funny, the illustrations were beautiful. They reminded me a little bit of old cartoons and the colouring was gorgeous. I had as much fun looking at the pictures as I had reading the story!

I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone. I’m sure that parents will enjoy reading this book (probably the entire series) to their kids as much as they will love the story. You might have to read it over, and over again! 
To buy this book you can click HERE! :)

*This book was sent to me by NetGalley in exchanged for an honest review (book ISBN: 1894786866)


  1. This one is definitely a favourite! My son has read it multiple times and can't get enough of the Scaredy Squirrel books.

    1. They are such amazing books! I love them!!