Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, written and illustrated by Emily Gravett, published by Macmillan
This story is all about a mouse and how scared he is of large creatures such as lions and crocodiles. However, the little mouse has annotated the book with lots of ideas on how to make these beasts a little less scary. For instance, he has removed the “ROAR” from the lion and covered his sharp claws with pretty mittens!
Each double page features a different animal, along with Mouse’s suggestions for making them seem less scary. There are also lots of interactive features, such as lifting up flaps to find hidden notes and pictures, and even instructions on how to make origami sharks and mice.
SO Kid loves flicking through the pages by himself or reading with one of us and this has quickly become one of his favourite books. There is so much going on on each page that he seems to find something new each time we read it. This is the first book we’ve read by Emily Gravett but it definitely won’t be the last!
We received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review.