Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
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.
It’s hilarious and serious both. It can be appreciated on so many levels, by many different readers/listeners-viewers, including very young children (without the names of the phobias) and readers of all ages through adulthood.
It would make a fabulous gift for anyone undertaking a new, scary endeavor, or any phobia sufferer.
The last page is a hoot.
The illustrations, including a pull out map, are just wonderful.
Note: Readers are encour ...more
Abrir este libro es encontrarte con una edición preciosa. Desde la portada ya vemos cómo hay un hueco (donde se ve el ratoncito) como si alguien hubiera recortado esa página. Además, el mismo libro está lleno de ilustraciones y diversos formatos que la hacen parecer un libro antiguo. Realmente es maravilloso abrirlo sólo para disfrutar de todo el arte que tiene.
El principal objetivo de este libro es que los niños reconozcan sus miedos y que vean que no son los únicos que los tienen, el ratonc...more
Review: As much as everyone hates or FEARS mice, did you know they are scared of a lot more things? We take a different perspective in life, but through the eyes of a little mouse. It’s interesting to see some of the things he is scared of. Some of the things are relatable to us. For example, the little mouse is afraid of spiders, what’s under the bed, and being alone in the dark. So ...more
Little Mouse is afraid of many things: spiders, shadows, knives, and cats, of course. He draws pictures of them all in this "journal" of fears. But at least there's one thing that's always afraid of him.
This is a very clever book. The story isn't complicated; each page is a different fear with minimal story-text. I thought it unusual that a children's book would have the names and definitions for various phobias (such as a ...more
I had heard this was THE Emily Gravett book to read, and I found myself distinctly underwhelmed by it. Maybe I just didn't get it (are you supposed to fill in the pages yourself? or did LM already do it and you're just supposed to observe her weird reactions to her every phobia?), but it seemed messy and kind of boring, and definitely not at all right for readi ...more
This book follows a little mouse who has put together a book containing all his fears - for example spiders, the dark, heights, all of which I think most children can relate to. What the book lacks in text, is more than made up for by the brilliant creativeness of the author. I looked through the book twice by myself and was still spotting new things hidden away in the pages when I introd ...more
It's always a special treat to find a children's book that is a delight for adults to read, too. The artwork and creativity of LMBBoF is a tactile and visual delight. Subtly tucked away in the upper corner of the pages are the adult definitions of each fear: aichmophobia (fear of knives), ornithophobia (fear of birds), cynopho ...more
The book presents different types of phobias, each of which is accompanied by an appropriate picture ...more
The book could be used as a class reader for an EYFS class or for independent reading. It could also be used in a PSHE lesson or to help anxious children to overcome their ...more
The book design here is the star, starting with the title page's cutout that shows Little Mouse peeking out and t ...more
The text is very minimal and all written from Little Mouse’s point of view. But don’t turn th ...more