Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts by Emily Gravett

Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts

Written by Emily Gravett

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August 2013 Book of the Month The award-winning Little Mouse is back for another fabulous adventure…This time Little Mouse is looking at some very scary creatures indeed. In her brilliant pages which feature all kinds of add-ons and cut-throughs, Little Mouse takes a dangerously close look at a Lion, a Shark, a Wasp, and many more all of whom pose a very great threat to the Little Mouse. Emily Gravett is a dazzling as ever in her use of every page.


Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts by Emily Gravett

Little Mouse has found a new book, and this time it's full of scary creatures. Undaunted, he bravely sets about removing or altering all the scariest bits: cosy mittens to cover the lion's claws, ruby lips to replace the shark's teeth -- and he even pole vaults out of the way of the bear!


Full of flaps, jokes and Emily Gravett's trademark wit, with a brilliantly satisfying ending, this is a worthy successor to Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears Parents in Touch Filled with fun activities, innovative lift-the-flaps and Emily Gravett's trademark wit and humorous observations, this is the perfect book for sharing aloud with children who need a little reassurance. Lilinha Angel's World This gem of a book is utterly mad and can be used as a great way to defuse anxieties. Daily Mail Emily Gravett is as inventive and dazzling as ever. The Guardian Gravett's writing and illustrations are always clever and funny, and in Little Mouse she has an accessible anti-hero. Inis Magazine The pleasures of Gravett's books lie in their muted, intricate cadences and in her distinctive visual style. The Telegraph Characterised by Gravett's trademark wit, humour and imagination, this is a special book that will charm parents and children alike: the amazing final page in which the mouse itself is transformed into a fearsome beast offers an especially entertaining final twist. Booktrust Online Gravett's writing and illustrations are always clever and funny, and in Little Mouse she has an accessible anti-hero. Little Mouse makes it ok for children to be afraid or worried; children can be comforted by him and his worries. Inis Magazine Botboy likes the interactive pages, swatting the wasps with the newspaper and lifting the flaps. Talk About Cheesecake Each page in this wonderful picture book is full of humour, invention and vibrant visual drama. Carousel its predecessor [it] is perfect for helping to reassure nervous children, taking a light-hearted and humorous approach to the subjects of fear and anxiety. Booktrust Like Wolves, this book takes a sideways approach to real anxieties, the pages devoted to those particularly predators of mice, the owl and snake, do have a disturbing aspect. The final pages, collecting all the bits that mouse has taken from each of the previous pages, expresses the triumph of little over large, of imagination over fear. Books for Keeps Collage-style spreads with die-cut flaps, crafty instructions (including how to make Origami mice and sharks!), and cautionary poems make for a busy but brilliant Big Book of Beasts. Emily Gravett larks around with the idea of a bestiary, accessorising her weak mouse with claws and fangs The Daily Telegraph This book is completely unpredictable from an artist who gets wilder every time, yet still gets away with it through the force of her talent The Independent

About the Author

Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.

Emily Gravett is an author/illustrator of exceptional talent. Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, her sharp wit and seemingly effortless drawing have created such brilliant picture books as Wolves, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their two dogs, Otto and Edith.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett’s distinctive illustrations are always full of wit bringing the unexpected into stories and injecting them all with delightful humour. There’s magic in Spells as a frog turns himself into a handsome prince – well, almost!, excellent advice for rabbits on how to spot the danger of wolves in Wolves, lots of useful tips on how to be braver than you feel in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, a thoughtful exploration of how home often turns out to be best despite feelings of wanderlust in Meerkat Mail, a celebration of exuberant movement in Monkey and Me and a fresh and delightful look at Dogs.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

1st August 2013




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