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!
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!
Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Booktrust Early Years Best Picture Award 2010 for One Smart Fish. Two Frogs won the Nestle Bronze Award in 2003 and Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009. His books include George and the Dragon and The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit which was adapted into a stage play. In addition to his children's books, Chris undertakes other illustration work including advertising campaigns, packaging, a set of Royal Mail stamps and a collection of four covers for the same issue of Time Out magazine, featuring traditional British pub signs. Chris lives in North London with his wife and children.
"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 20110301 "Chris Wormell can do no wrong: his books are beautifully conceived ... Children will follow the tale with excitement and relief" -- Kate Kellaway Observer 20110403 "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 20101126 "Amusing picture book with really cute illustrations" -- Debbie Williams Primary Times 20110207 "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