My first introduction to Scaredy Squirrel is sweet and too brief, much like the holiday season. This guidebook gives examples of many different things that one could worry about during Christmas, from crafting to tinsel garland. Author Melanie Watts is able to squeeze a decent amount of material out of the idea of being afraid of the holiday. I particularly enjoyed the lists of red things to avoid decorating with (dynamite, chili peppers) and green things to avoid decorating with (Martians, poison ivy). Fans of the series will love this new addition, first time readers will want to know more about this cowardly squirrel!