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Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 Ratings  ·  185 Reviews
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.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (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
Daniela Ark
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book was gorgeous but I was expecting more.

Physically this book was just splendid. One of the most beautiful children book I have had the pleasure to read. The illustrations top notch! The expression of the little mouse very well done. It is mostly a mixed media composition and I ADORE mix media so I couldn’t get enough if these pages. The color palette, MY color palette.

The interactive features are just fantastic! Look at this gorgeous map of the Isle of Frei
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.
Ellen Chard
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ks2
We felt this book would be best presented as a 1:1 read, instead of a whole class read as the intricate details are so essential to the story itself. The photos add a depth to the story and add a fun element to the book. The fears were well represented through a range of colour, framing, scale and the positioning: showing the control the fears can have on the mouse. The pictures in this book offer more than the text which would be great for inclusion and discussion purposes.

In terms of the impl
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.

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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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