The Little Book of Big Fears
This book introduces 16 fictional children, named in alphabetical order, along with something each fears. There’s Claire, who recoiled from legumes; Drew, who was scared of raccoons; Quinn, horrified by needles; and Will, unsettled by beetles. Darkly playful illustrations show each fear as magnified and real as a child would imagine it. Rhyming text and complex, interesting vocabulary make this book an enriching read.
In a twist on your typical alphabet book, The Little Book of Big Fears skips several letters along the way. An endnote suggests that looking to these letters — which spell GUTSY and BRAVE — will help children face their own fears.
SKU: 199502n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771472166
"This alphabetical collection of the fears that plague children is a must-have for most collections...a fun read for all." - School Library Journal
"With its light-hearted, interactive approach, this not-too-scary book will spark discussion." - National Reading Campaign
"Young readers can laugh and perhaps even realize that they are not alone in being afraid of something...highly recommended." - Canadian Review of Materials
"Imaginative with underlying humor, the book will find an audience of kids who will find the fun in all the phobias. Recommended." - School Library Connection
"Droll rhymes... humorous details in the finely drafted illustrations... leaves fearful readers with a confidence booster." - Publishers Weekly
March 1, 2016
Number of pages
From 3 to 7