Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

by Emily Gravett

Reading Age: 6+

Interest level: 4+

by Emily Gravett

Little Mouse is scared of most things, from creepy crawlies and loud noises, to getting lost. The pages of this beautiful book gradually reveal his fears, until - on the very last page – we learn that, despite his diminutive stature, he is still capable of scaring someone much bigger than himself.


This is an extraordinary picture book, complete with nibbled pages, novelty elements, flaps, die-cuts and even a fold-out map of the Isle of Fright at the end of the book. A deserving winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2008, it uses Gravett's trademark collage technique to brilliant effect. Young children will identify with the charming rodent protagonist, whose story offers a great starting point for conversations about fears and anxieties of all kinds.


Publisher: Pan Macmillan

About the author

  • Emily Gravett

    Emily Gravett is twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of other award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including Orange Pear Apple Bear, Monkey and Me, The Odd Egg and Blue Chameleon. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.


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Average rating: 5/5

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Helps children understand that other people/ things might share the same fears and offers a chance to discuss them.

Rating: 5 star
Rachael Smithdale
10 October 2013

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