Book lives at the library and desperately wants to go outside like the other books, but is intimidated by all the things that might happen ‘out there’. A page might get torn. Book’s cover might get dirty. Book might never be returned to the library!
Meanwhile, little Emma loves visiting the library and delights in the many adventures to be had in the stories she finds there. When Emma meets Book, they find they are just what each other needs. Together, Book and Emma move out of their comfort zone to try new things, meet new people, and enjoy a fair few adventures — climbing trees, laughing in the rain, and even cheering along at a football match!
On their adventures, Book and Emma discover that ‘out there’ needn’t be scary if you just take it one step at a time. A beautifully illustrated, inspirational tale, Scaredy Book shows the fun that is to be had when you stop letting worry hold you back. Children and parents alike will enjoy this story about being brave, taking risks, and living to tell the tale!
Devon Sillett is a former radio producer, turned writer and reviewer. Born in the US, Devon now calls Australia home. She has loved books as long as she can remember — so much so that she even married her husband Matthew in a library! Currently, she teaches in the writing department at the University of Canberra, where she is also a PhD student, researching Australian children’s picture books. If she isn’t writing or reading, you’ll find her playing Lego or hide-and-seek with her two young sons, Jay and Aaron. Her first picture book, The Leaky Story, was published by EK in 2017. She is also the author of Saying Goodbye to Barkley (2019, EK Books) and Scaredy Book (2020, EK Books)
Cara King initially studied anthropology before moving across to multimedia and starting her own design business, Caratoons. As a designer and illustrator, she has produced images for T-shirt designs, books, cards and posters. She is the illustrator of five picture books, including: Mummy and Mumma Get Married (2015), Scaredy Book (2018; with EK Books), The Box Cars (2019; with EK Books), and Brave-Bottomed Wombat (2020).