Nelvana presents Melanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel
He’ll wear rubber gloves, use air freshener, avoid anything with teeth, and still, Scaredy is terrified of everything he encounters. First published in 2006, the Scaredy Squirrel book series is written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt via Kids Can Press. Now, the fearful rodent is teaming with Nelvana to bring the books to animated form in a new cartoon series. Of the four existing books (Scaredy Squirrel, Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach, and Scaredy Squirrel at Night) each depicts Scaredy being afraid of at least 5 things — who knows how many things will terrify him in the toon!!
According to the books, here’s what he’s already scared of: green Martians, killer bees, tarantulas, poison ivy, germs, sharks, Walruses, rabbits, beavers, piranhas, Godzilla, Pirates, jellyfish, lobsters, sea monsters, seagulls, falling coconuts, Dragons, faries, ghosts, bats, unicorns, and polka-dot monsters