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  • Published: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849412834
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice




Meet Scruffy Bear - whose quickthinking might just save the day!

One day a small scruffy bear meets six terrified white mice; they’re scared of the dark forest and all the predatory creatures that live there, including an owl, a fox and a slithery snake… But never fear, Scruffy Bear has all kinds of ingenious ideas about how to keep them safe!

  • Published: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849412834
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Christopher Wormell

Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Ragazza Prize at Bologna in 1991. Two Frogs won the Nestlé Bronze Award, Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and One Smart Fish won the Booktrust Early Years Awards Best Picture Book. His books include George and the Dragon and The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit which was recently adapted into a stage play. Chris lives in North London with his wife and children.

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Praise for Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice

Despite his name, Scruffy actually looks like a rather cute, cuddlesome bear - and he's certainly got a kind heart . . . Using a quick wit and guile, this is a tale of the triumph of the little people

Junior Magazine

Chris Wormell can do no wrong: his books are beautifully conceived . . . Children will follow the tale with excitement and relief

Kate Kellaway, Observer

Children will delight in the clever ways Scruffy Bear comes up with ideas to disguise the six white mice . . . Verbal play and storytelling will captivate and enchant young readers

South Wales Evening Post

Amusing picture book with really cute illustrations

Debbie Williams, Primary Times

With his wonderful illustrations and charming characters, Chris Wormell honors everyone who has had to be brave and quick thinking under difficult circumstances

Through the Looking Glass

A winner of a book . . . that makes its case ingeniously and will delight readers of every age

Louise Yates, Observer

A tale of bravery, quick wits and kind-heartedness. Beautifully told, brilliantly illustrated. Bravo!

Armadillo Magazine

Chris Wormell's illustrations are top quality; deep watercolours with outlining in pen and ink create vibrant characters and an atmospheric night-forest setting... A tale of bravery, quick wits and kind-heartedness. Beautifully told, brilliantly illustrated. Bravo!

Armadillo Magazine

The reception children loved this tale and they hung on every word. The classroom was wonderfully quiet for all of 15 minutes or so before the decibel level returned to maximum. But those 15 minutes were very, very welcome. Thank you Chris Wormell.

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