Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts by Emily Gravett (RRP £11.99) is the fantastic follow up to the award-winning Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears which was published in 2007 to huge critical acclaim.
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.
Little man loved Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, he especially liked how some pages are ripped and he could even put his fingers through the book. At first, he thought someone had written all over the book, until we started reading the book and he found out who did it!
Little Mouse has been rummaging around Emily Gravett’s bookshelves again, and has just found another book – this time about the world’s most terrifying and ferocious beasts. The loud lion, the toothsome crocodile and the grizzly bear are just some of the featured creatures he encounters on each page, but they are all just a bit too scary!
So the ever pragmatic Little Mouse decides to take matters into his own paws and ‘annotate’ the book to make it less frightening. The lion’s sharp claws are covered up with cosy mittens, the stompy rhinoceros gains a pair of fetching high-heeled shoes … but will brave Little Mouse’s resolve hold to face the scariest creature of all?
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts is a great book, it is not your usual children’s book as it seems that some pages have been scribbled on and ripped off. That’s exactly what makes it so special and different to other books!
The product was provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.