Okay, I didn't stick to my topic of "Scaredy, Past, Present and Future," which I'd made up anyway. Instead, for this very special stop on Melanie Watt's blog tour, I subjected her to the scrutiny of my son, Seth:
Melanie: Scaredy Squirrel was born in his nut tree.
What happened to his Mommy and Daddy?
That's *TOP SECRET* information and we will surely find out in upcoming books!
Did he ever get his emergency kit out of the poison ivy? How did he do it?
Yes, he did, he waited and waited until it snowed and retrieved it in the spring.
Will Scaredy Squirrel ever have a girlfriend?
Maybe~ but he's very shy so it might take a while!
What happens to the fish in "Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend"?
He lives happily ever after with his other goldfish friend. Check it out~ You'll see, there are 2 goldfish in the fountain!
What's the doggy's name?
How did Scaredy Squirrel get the flamingo and all the gnomes for his pretend beach?
Scaredy Squirrel always has his stuff delivered to his tree by mail or by FedEx.
What happens next to Scaredy Squirrel?
Scaredy Squirrel will now be heading to the beach. And again, he will have to face his fears of mobs of lobsters, tons of falling coconuts and packs of pirates~ ARRGH! It should be fun!
Why does Chester always want to be the star?
Chester is just really convinced that he~s the best at everything, including writing and drawing children~s books! And therefore, he considers himself to be a SUPER STAR! Just watch and see in Chester's upcoming book: Chester's back! It will come out next fall~ and he's even more demanding than in the first book!
Why is Chester mean to the mouse?
Chester always wants to have his own way! It might come off as mean but it~s mostly because he really needs to work on his manners!
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Will the mouse ever get a whole book?
What I can tell you is that Mouse will be in the sequel whether Chester likes it or not!
Where do you get the ideas for your books?
I get inspired by all kinds of things~ Like animals, people around me and memories from my own childhood. I like to sketch new ideas and focus on topics that interest me and that I think kids can relate to!