Lyrical text with illustrations that are reminiscent of Chris Van Allsburg in their surrealism, this is a wonderful book to share with students as a starter discussion for word choice and other Six Traits.
Frm arachnophobia and agoraphobia to acrophobia and whereamiphobia, Little Mouse cringes on each page. Not only is this a terrific time to talk about fears, each page leaves space for readers to fill in their own fears. Illustrations are done mostly in black with a few splashes of color. Cut outs and differently shaped pages are all part of how the book extends beyond words and illustrations to capture the theme of the story.