Whose world isn't like that?
I think Scaredy offers lessons for all of us. It is very natural to become comfortable with how things are. Even when we partake in prudent planning, somehow things never seem to go according to that plan, but in the end, they often work out for the best. Maybe the lesson from Scaredy is not to waste time and energy "playing dead", but rather embracing the uncertainty that life is sure to throw our way.
Maybe Scaredy can offer you or your colleagues a lesson in bravery. It could be a novel way to introduce the topic for discussion in a group who seems to be afraid to move forward, a way to reassure someone that the future is not to be feared, a mirror to reassess your own reaction to change -- or just an entertaining read for you or your children. No matter your purpose, you can be assured that Scaredy's "This was NOT part of the plan" will become part of your lexicon, and hopefully your mantra to press on anyway.
-- beth triplett
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. Also Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach, Scaredy Squirrel at Night, Scaredy Squirrel has a Birthday Party and Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping.
Thanks to Amy and Leah for the great tip.