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Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

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Publisher Comments:

Spiders: Little Mouse is afraid of them (arachnophobia). andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Shadows: Little Mouse is afraid of those (sciaphobia). andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In fact, Little Mouse is afraid of andlt;iandgt;everythingandlt;/iandgt;. 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.

Review:

"Dystychiphobia, phagophobia, good old acrophobia: everybody's afraid of something — although it does seem that Gravett's (Orange Pear Apple Bear) winsome mouse protagonist has cornered the market on anxieties. Wittily assuming the format of a scrapbook or diary that is filled in by Little Mouse, this book exhorts, 'You too can overcome your fears through the use of art!' A virtually encyclopedic list of fears follows, each on its own page, with plenty of space allotted for Little Mouse's response. Gravett augments these expansive collaged spreads with interactive goodies (a flap, a gatefold, a tip-in of an entire map). For example, when Little Mouse scrawls, 'I don't like being alone, or in the dark,' readers will learn from glancing at the upper-right corner that this feeling is called 'Isolophobia (Fear of solitude).' The opposite page is pitch-black, and Little Mouse eyes it nervously. Other moments are more purely amusing: 'aichmophobia' (the fear of knives) ushers in references to 'Three Blind Mice.' Whether or not they choose to face their own fears, kids will feel that a chord has been struck — and they'll savor spicing up their budding vocabularies. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

At first glance, this book seems to have led a very hard life: a ragged hole in the cover, dog-eared pages and water-stains galore. All the deliberately designed dings and frazzled edges form a visual metaphor for what anxiety can do to a body. A tiny mouse admits, "I get edgy near sharp knives." The accompanying illustration turns the disastrous docking of the three blind mice into tabloid headlines.... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

Little Mouse is afraid of everything, and she records her worries in this large-format picture book. Full of her drawings, doodles, and notes, the nibbled pages unfold to reveal newspaper clippings, a visitor's map of the Isle of Fright, and more. Full color.

About the Author

Emily Gravett lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, who is a plumber, their daughter, and a dog. The plumber fixes things that leak. Their daughter reads a lot, and the dog spends his time eating small scraps of paper that he finds in the wastepaper basket.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416959304
Author:
Gravett, Emily
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Fear
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Toy and movable books
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rodents
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.75 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416959304 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dystychiphobia, phagophobia, good old acrophobia: everybody's afraid of something — although it does seem that Gravett's (Orange Pear Apple Bear) winsome mouse protagonist has cornered the market on anxieties. Wittily assuming the format of a scrapbook or diary that is filled in by Little Mouse, this book exhorts, 'You too can overcome your fears through the use of art!' A virtually encyclopedic list of fears follows, each on its own page, with plenty of space allotted for Little Mouse's response. Gravett augments these expansive collaged spreads with interactive goodies (a flap, a gatefold, a tip-in of an entire map). For example, when Little Mouse scrawls, 'I don't like being alone, or in the dark,' readers will learn from glancing at the upper-right corner that this feeling is called 'Isolophobia (Fear of solitude).' The opposite page is pitch-black, and Little Mouse eyes it nervously. Other moments are more purely amusing: 'aichmophobia' (the fear of knives) ushers in references to 'Three Blind Mice.' Whether or not they choose to face their own fears, kids will feel that a chord has been struck — and they'll savor spicing up their budding vocabularies. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Little Mouse is afraid of everything, and she records her worries in this large-format picture book. Full of her drawings, doodles, and notes, the nibbled pages unfold to reveal newspaper clippings, a visitor's map of the Isle of Fright, and more. Full color.
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