Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel. Kids Can Press. (2006). ISBN # 978-1-55337-959-1
I love this book (and I think I should give it to my sister-in-law). Scaredy Squirrel is agoraphobic – he’s afraid to leave his home. He’s also afraid of tarantulas, poison ivy, green Martians, killer bees, germs, and sharks. It takes a disaster – the arrival of a bumble bee – to make him panic, lose his emergency kit, and fall out of his tree, at which time he discovers he is a flying squirrel! He then changes his life to include the adventure of (a little) flying every day. Watt has a wonderful sense of humour. See the inside jacket for the story, “in a nutshell”.