New Frontier, 2018
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
“Have you seen my Scaredy Cat?
He’s afraid of this and afraid of that…”
There are many things that put fear into her beloved pet like “noise and walking toys and calling, sprawling, brawling boys” but the little girl is very brave and protective and happy to keep him safe.
The repetitive text, rhyme and rhythm make this a catchy story to read and share and the clean, crisp illustrations provide lots to enjoy but don’t overwhelm the page so that the reader can still have fun trying to find Scaredy Cat in them. He’s there in each one. The ending is quite unexpected.
One to make us think about how far we would go for our pets.