The Scariest Thing of All by Debi Gliori

The Scariest Thing of All

Written by Debi Gliori
Illustrated by Debi Gliori

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A perfect story to settle all anxieties and reassure all fears. Witty, tender and beautifully illustrated, this story of Pip, a very small creature with a very big list of things that are scary, is a joy to read. Pip is frightened of all the usual things, but he’s also frightened of all kinds of unusual things too. How on earth will he manage when he gets lost in the dark and frightening wood? Luckily, Pip finds he has unexpected reserves of courage – and so will all young readers.


The Scariest Thing of All by Debi Gliori

A tale about worries and fears familiar to all pre-school readers, by bestselling author and illustrator Debi Gliori. A little rabbit has a seemingly endless list of things to be afraid of. Even his family aren't sure how to help him overcome his anxieties! One day, everything gets just about as bad as it can and the little rabbit finally has to face his fears. In so doing, of course, he realises that nothing is as big, bad or as terrifying as it first appears.


Praise for No Matter What:

'This is an instant childhood classic' - Independent on Sunday

'With gentle rhyming text, humorous pictorial detail and themes which can be explored and re-explored, this is a brilliant gem of a book' - Guardian

Praise for Trouble With Dragons:

'Gliori's quirky pictures and couplets are full of dry humour, as well as an important message' - The Times

Praise for Stormy Weather:

'A perfect bedtime story that is as good as her bestseller No Matter What ... Delightful!' -The Bookseller

About the Author

Debi Gliori

Debi started writing children's books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh from 1979 to 1984. She received a travelling scholarship award to go to Milan, and worked as a freelance from 1984 onwards. She lives and works in Scotland, and her studio is situated in a thirteenth-century herb garden. She now has four children and her book No Matter What is dedicated to them. Debi Gliori is the author/illustrator of many books for children including Mr Bear, the winner of a Children's Book Award.

DEBI GLIORI is the award-winning author and illustrator of many Bloomsbury picture books including the Alfie series, The Trouble with Dragons, Dragon Love Penguin and the bestselling No Matter What. She has sold more than half a million books in the UK alone.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

5th July 2012




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