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Creator / Mélanie Watt

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Mélanie Watt (born August 20, 1975) is a Canadian author and illustrator of children's literature who resides near Montreal, Canada.

She is the creator of several acclaimed children's picture book series and a number of individual picture book releases, most notably the award-winning Scaredy Squirrel. Many of her works rely heavily on gags that either paint or break the fourth wall. She is also known for her quirky, lively and unusual characters, which all are Furries that fall along various points on the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism.

Visit her blog here.


Picture books by Mélanie Watt include

  • The Scaredy Squirrel series about a squirrel with Super OCD - Scaredy Squirrel, Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach, Scaredy Squirrel at Night and Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party (February 2011) This series has been made into an Animated Adaptation (see its page) by Nelvana. It's definitely In Name Only, with Scaredy working a daily job at a grocery store and being presented as a somewhat more mature, and rather geeky, character.
  • The Chester the Cat series - Chester, Chester's Back and Chester's Masterpiece
  • The Learning With Animals series - Shapes, Opposites Colors, Alphabet and Numbers
  • Leon the Chameleon
  • Augustine
  • Bearcub and Mama (with Sharon Jennings)
  • Have I Got a Book for You!
  • You're Finally Here!