Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Young children will identify with the little mouse who uses the pages of this book to document his fears - from loud noises and the dark, to being sucked down the plughole.

Packed with details and novelty elements including flaps, die-cuts and even a hilarious fold-out map, this is an extraordinary picture book.

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2008 .


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780230016194



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A delicious book. Each page spells out a particular phobia harboured by little mouse. Tons of detail and clever little visual and linguistic jokes. A book to read over and over again.

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This story is about a little mouse who shows us everything she is afraid of through her journal. An important theme of the story is one that every child will learn through experience and that is 'a fear faced is a fear defeated.' This book is great for children not only because of its moral but because of the amazing illustrations and intricate details of each page. At the top of every page lists a fear and the name for it such as 'Aichmophobia: fear of knives.' It looks like a real journal with some of the pages being ripped or nibbled on and some even have a newspaper clipping or map taped to them. Each page also leaves blank space to encourage children to write down their own fears. This is a story children of all ages would enjoy reading and looking at.

Review by

This book talks about all the different things that this little mouse is afraid of. There are many different things but in the end is a little twist. It is a women who is afraid of the mouse. This book is a great one to help address the different kind of fears and how to help with them. It shows children that they are not alone and that others are afraid of some of the same things too.

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