The Books

One Potato Review

For anyone worried about a letdown after the original Scaredy Squirrel – don’t. Watt’s formula may be the same – charts and maps and footnotes and emergency protocols – but this is surprisingly still light on its feet; you never get the feeling she’s coasting on the details. Here those include some pretty hysterical bugaboos: beavers, piranhas, Godzilla and walruses (“Beware… they’re fast on their flippers!”), not to mention a toothy, drooly, germy dog who is nevertheless estimated to be 83% safe, and significantly shares Scaredy Squirrel’s enthusiasm for playing dead.