Meet Scaredy Squirrel and Chester

Meet Scaredy Squirrel and Chester

Jackie Boucher
Aug 19, 2010

A flying squirrel that won't leave his nut tree for fear of encountering danger. A charmingly megalomaniac ginger cat trying to kick off his own book authoring career. Two characters, each with their own set of books, and hilarious Melanie Watt in common.

Watt, Montreal writer and illustrator, has a keen sense of humor that channels through her quirky little characters so effectively the whole family will want to read and reread every one of them. Scaredy Squirrel has a rather eccentric emergency kit as well as an elaborate, top secret exit plan if something unexpected should arise. Chester, Melanie's cat, fancies himself a children's book author himself and regularly hijacks her projects by rewriting and drawing over her illustrations. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading these downright witty and entertaining books, click below.

Scaredy Squirrel, Scaredy Squirrel at Night, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach, and Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
(around $8 to $17) and

Chester, Chester's Back, Chester's Masterpiece (around $8 to $19)

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