Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Illustrated by: Emily Gravett
For Ages: 4 - 8
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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.
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416959304 | 
  • September 2008 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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Behind the Book

About the Author

Emily Gravett
Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Odd Egg, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Monkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, and Wolves (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration), as well as Orange Pear Apple Bear and Again! (both shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal). Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at


Author Revealed

Emily Gravett
Q. how did you come to write Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears?

A. I'm a bit of a worrier, and am scared of lots of things. The first word I learnt to spell was 'Danger'! When my daughter was little she used to spend a lot of time poring over the 'Dangers and hazards' page in our baby care book. I wanted to make a book that showed that we are all scared of something, and decided that a mouse was the perfect character for the role because they are so little and nervy.

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