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O Grande Livro dos Medos do Pequeno Rato

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,016 Ratings  ·  179 Reviews
Toda a gente tem medo de alguma coisa. Viver com medo pode fazer com que até a pessoa mais corajosa se sinta pequena. Este é o livro imprescindível para te ajudar a ultrapassar as tuas fobias.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 2011 by Livros Horizonte (first published August 3rd 2007)
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Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrns
Beautiful artwork. I read this with my 3 year old nephew but this could be read with older children as there is some harder text on some of the pages. This book has a beautiful map, newspaper articles, adverts as well as the main and simple story.
Lisa Vegan
May 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults & older kids and younger kids in therapeutic settings or reading without the huge words
Recommended to Lisa by: Chandra
I think this unique and unusual book is absolutely brilliant.

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
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
What a peculiar book! Not really a story, not really non-fiction, but something in between. A little mouse lists the things he's afraid of. Most of these phobia words I've never heard of. What captures your attention is Gravett's cute, clever illustrations. Little Mouse's pencil gets shorter and shorter as he gnaws the end in fear. Bird feathers turn into monsters; some pages are torn, burnt, or dog-eared on the edges. I'm not sure that children will get the connection between fear of heights an ...more
Roxanne Hsu Feldman
This is a fantastic offer from a truly creative mind, and I believe also, from a team of designers and editors who put in so much in carrying out all the ideas: from the nibbled cover and pages, to the flip-the-flap effects, to the completely black page (yes, I was fooled in thinking, 'huh? this is the end of the book? No way...' and found out, to my great delight, that there is still half of the book to go and plenty more of information to come!) And of course, Gravett's talent in illustration ...more
Anna Laskownicka
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Emily Gravett's book is definitely worth checking. 'Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears' is directed to young readers in order to make them aware that people might have different types of phobias. I very like that fears are depicted in a humorous way, therefore every child might go through the pages of this book without feeling distressed. The character of a little shy and skittish mouse is really appealing to me. As it goes through all the terrifying phobias, it looks scared itself, which might be ...more
Klaudia Maniakowska
I highly recommend this book, because it is as captivating as the rest of Emily Gravett’s works. Although “Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears” has the look and feel of a horror book, it is in fact an amusing picture book for children. Not only will it provide you with a set of different types of phobias, but it will also leave you with a warm sense that those who we are afraid of are usually scared of something as well.
Anastasia Hutson
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears
Review by Anastasia Hutson
This adventurous book is about a mouse who is scared of everything! Little Mouse takes us through all of his fears and worries of everyday life. This picture book is like a little journal that the mouse keep his fears in while also educating the reader on different fears that people can have. The plot of this picture book is in a journal type format that is very interactive with the reader. It has a story but a looser structure that allow
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found it interesting that some names of actual phobias were in the book such as Teratophobia, the fear of monsters, Clinophobia, the dear of going to bed, Panophobia, fear of everything, or Sciaphobia, fear of shadows. Even though it is more of a "scrapbook", and there is not much action going on, it could be a good book to read when talking about fears.

Yelania Nightwalker

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 raton

Kiwan Lear
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was very good and fun to read. It's basically a book of all a little mouses fear with a very relatable twist. This book was hard to categorize as it didn't have much plot but wasn't non-fiction it was more just something to be read and enjoyed for what it was. The pictures in this book were awesome, I would even go as far to say this book would be nothing without them. The pictures and interactive pages added so very much to the story. The book was all taken from the perspe ...more
Kirah Marshall
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-summaries
1. Little Mouse is afraid of almost EVERY THING. In this interactive book, Little Mouse takes you through his diary of fears. He is afraid of cats, dogs, the dark, knives, heights, getting lost, and so much more. The book ends with Musophobia, the fear of mice. Little Mouse writes "She's afriad of ME!" and is happy that he is no the only one who is scared of things.
2. This book would be good for grades k-4th.
3. This book could be used in class to help students identify their fears and understa
Another winner from the creative mind of Emily Gravett, this picture book gently and informatively pokes fun at several common fears while tossing in the words for the fears themselves; for instance, arachnophobia (fear of spiders), rupophobia (fear of dirt), and the witty whereamiophobia (the fear of getting lost)all are examined through text and illustrations. Like all of us, Little Mouse has quite a few fears, and she can barely make it through the day because of all those fears--until the su ...more
Dec 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This is my third five-star review of the day, but I have been reading some outstanding books lately! I heard the delightful Emily Gravett speak at NCTE last month and immediately ordered two of her picture books. She shared with us her sketchbook that she used as she was creating Little Mouse, and I knew I had to have the book! I am a huge fan of collage, and this book is filled with quirky, detailed illustrations made from a variety of materials. The vocabulary is also intriguing. Each page pro ...more
Vicki Kier
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-the-child
The story within Emily Gravett's second Kate Greenaway medal winning Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears is cleverly hidden beneath a layer of ingeniously illustrated dictionary of common phobias. Accompanying exhibits of Little Mouse's fears are technical terms for them, written above a "Use the space below to record your fears" line. This instruction is unfortunate for a couple of reasons: there's little room to add much on many of the pages, which are elaborately filled with mixed media artwork ...more
Shannon Miller
Being that I was an extremely anxious kid myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this fun twist on common and some uncommon fears that kids and adults may experience. The interactive book includes incredible illustrations and even a pop out map! Great way to educate kids on phobias in a interesting, fun, and light-hearted way. The book provides the scientific terms of the fears but describes them through the text and illustrations, making them easy to understand, and even relate too. I plan on incorporati ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, science, 2012
This is an odd book, with many different cutouts and interesting details that help describe the many fears a little mouse has. Each page has its own dedicated page, with lots of space and invitations to write about your own fears, too. The illustrations are nicely detailed, with fun cutouts, flaps and a creative use of mixed media. Overall, there's not a lot of story, but still the book is entertaining. I, too, was fooled by the all black pages; could this possibly be the end of the book? Nope! ...more
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I must admit that Emily Gravett has her own distinct style of creating picture books and I am fascinated with it. Her books are intriguing and well-crafted. The illustrations and additional stuff included in the books are amazing. When it comes to the “Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears”, I really appreciate the map included which is something that one can analyze for a long time. I also like flaps and booklets because they make the book even more interesting. Even though the book presents differe ...more
Ah, the dust jacket has a hole gnawed through it by the mouse. I love the design, and the PandaBat appreciated the reinforcement of the idea that everyone is afraid of something, and many people are afraid of many things. Gravett is awesome, as is the design of this book. Did I menntion how cool the design is?
Anna Stover
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So clever and funny and brilliant! Dear mouse, please be my friend. I will not tear out the pages of your little book, unlike the kids in my public library. I shall protect you from all scary things and feed your cheese.
Dec 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: en-pic-books
I liked its illustration ; completing, explaining
Claire Holloway
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has brilliant illustrations by representing each fear the mouse is expressing that it has. Each page is extremely unique, Gravett has shaped pages differently to make them look torn and added some flaps - this book reminds me of a scrapbook. I really liked that this book 'normalised' fears subtly implying that it is normal to have fears because the mouse has fears and so does the human at the end.
Sophie Ellcome
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Liz Todd
Such a cool book! So many flaps and cut-outs.. just fun!
Cameron Kisselbaugh
As a child, there are things that you might be afraid because either you do not understand them or they just plain creep you out. "Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears" is written and illustrated by Emily Gravetts, and it brings humor to phobias that people of all ages might have. It follows the story of a little, unnamed mouse who goes through all of his different fears from hydrophobia (fear of water) to whereamiphobia (fear of getting lost). Each page introduces the reader to a different fear and ...more
Brittany Trinh
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: project-1
APA: Gravett, E. (2008). Little Mouse's big book of fears. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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
Cara Turski
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears” by Emily Gravett’s is a visual tale of a little mouse that learns that everyone has fears.

The illustrations are the highlight of the book; they are engaging and fun. Gravett created a collage-style book that looks like found, ripped pieces of paper were taped into the book. Some of the pages even unfold and expand. The plot is established on the first endpaper on a torn piece of paper. This “tattered” feeling is echoed in the black and white stamps of common f
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The design of the book is absolutely amazing. I derived a lot of pleasure just from looking at these pages - some are covered in splodges, some are yellowed, some are jagged, and there are even holes in some of them. The colors tend to be rather gloomy and darkish and some people may perceive them as monotonous, but in my opinion they perfectly harmonize with the theme of the book, which is fear.
The book presents different types of phobias, each of which is accompanied by an appropriate picture
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vine, childrens
Is there a name for the fear of fold-out and pop-up books getting ruined?

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
Oct 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Little Mouse has found a big book that explains phobias one-by-one. On each page, he has space to document his own personal fears that fit under that phobia. The book starts with arachnophobia and ends, wonderfully, with musophobia (the fear of mice.) Throughout the book, there are cutouts in the pages, chewed on edges, and flaps to lift, that bring this story even more fully to life.

The book design here is the star, starting with the title page's cutout that shows Little Mouse peeking out and t
Amy Forrester
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Little Mouse is afraid of lots of things: spiders, loud noises, sharp objects, getting lost, the list goes on and on. Little Mouse uses her pencil and collage elements (photos, newspaper clippings, found objects) to record and illustrate her fears. Just when you think there’s no hope for Little Mouse, she realizes that even though she’s afraid of nearly everything, there are humans who are afraid of her!

The text is very minimal and all written from Little Mouse’s point of view. But don’t turn th
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Emily Gravett is twice winner of the prestigious 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 tremendous skill, she has a host of critically acclaimed books to her name, including BLUE CHAMELEON, WOLF WON'T BITE! and AGAIN! Emily lives in Brighton with her partner and their daughte ...more
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