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Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Spiders: Little Mouse is afraid of them (arachnophobia).

Shadows: Little Mouse is afraid of those (sciaphobia).

In fact, Little Mouse is afraid of everything. Join her as she faces her fears and records them in her journal - and discovers that even the biggest people are afraid of some things.

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Matilda’s CatAgain!, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Matilda’s CatAgain!, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

"This clever book will engage and amuse kids and their grownups--though perhaps not the faint of heart."

– Horn Book

* "Through one-on-one sharing or personal perusal, readers will clamor to relive this small hero's adventures."

– School Library Journal, starred review

"[A] new twist on the genre...The reveal at he end will provide a welcome relief and spontaneous laughter."

– Bookpage

"Encouraging children to face their anxieties can be a fearsome endeavor; this may be just the ticket."

– Booklist

* "Timorous Mouse doesn't vanquish the worries but does weather the dangers, revealing a tiny final smile at an unexpected turnabout."

– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Whether or not they choose to face their own fears, kids will feel that a chord has been struck--and they'll savor spicing up their budding vocabularies."

– Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Capital Choices Noteworthy Books for Children's and Teens (DC)
  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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