Who's Afraid of the Light


Author/ Illustrator: Anna McGregor

Fergus lives down in the deepest, darkest depths of the sea and is scared of just one thing ... the light! Who's Afraid of the Light?is a fresh and funny new narrative nonfiction picture book from the award-winning creator Anna McGregor.

Come on a trip to the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean.

There are many fascinating creatures that call it home.

There's nothing to be afraid of ...

... is there?

From the award-winning creator of Anemone is Not the Enemy and A Pair of Pears and an Orange comes this spooky, funny adventure with a surprise twist that you literally won't see coming. Anna McGregor introduces young readers to the wonders of the ocean's 'midnight zone', where no sunlight at all is able to penetrate. We meet Fergus as he hides from a parade of sea creatures that use bioluminescence to find their way in the dark. At least, we think he is hiding ... or is it something else entirely?

'An unnamed narrator has a cheery conversation in the darkest depths of the sea in this humorous tale that sheds some light on the midnight zone. The brightly coloured text and a parade of curious creatures stand out against dark backdrops as readers are introduced to the mysterious Fergus, a deep-sea creature who's afraid of the light. The narrator provides primers on the creatures encountered, while a "Did you know?" section at the end expands on the science of the deep sea.'
-Foreword Reviews

Who's Afraid of the Light is a lively, inventive and informative book that will be loved by readers aged three and up. It begs to be read aloud with a friend or family member.'
-Jacqui Davies, Books+Publishing

Format Hardback
Number of pages 32
Width 232 Millimeters
Thickness 10 Millimeters
Height 287 Millimeters
Unit weight 424 Grams