4.28 based on 38 ratings & 6 reviews on Goodreads.com

From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy.

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right?

Lush foliage and delightfully funny characters abound in this dramatic tale of overzealous neatness that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness and vibrancy of the illustrations, the endearing charm of the animal characters, and the many deft comic details throughout make this a very special book. With a sumptuous double-sided jacket and a breathtaking series of die-cuts from the cover through to the title page, once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave.

Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows and the rhythmic, rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.

The message is admirable and the cut-out cover enticing, but the greatest joy is in the comic expressions, hand-wrought images and witty detail.
Sunday Times
If you haven't discovered the brilliant wit and inventiveness of award- winning Emily Gravett yet, then this superbly illustrated rhyming adventure is a great place to start... Gravett's familiar minor cast of bemused bunnies and dishevelled foxes pop up throughout and the pictures are packed with comic detail. Superb.
Daily Mail
This beautiful book, illustrated in warm tones, is full of expressive, characterful animals and tells a charming story. Emily Gravett's place in the world of children's books is already established but in Tidy she excels herself and will delight new audiences.
The Scotsman

About Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me, Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

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Books by Emily Gravett

Monkey and Me
Monkey and Me
Wolves
Wolves
Dogs
Dogs
Meerkat Mail
Meerkat Mail
Bear and Hare: Mine!
Bear and Hare: Mine!
Bear and Hare: Snow!
Bear and Hare: Snow!
Wolves 10th Anniversary Edition
Wolves 10th Anniversary Edition
Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?
Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts
Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts
Bear and Hare Go Fishing
Bear and Hare Go Fishing
Matilda's Cat
Matilda's Cat
Wolf Won't Bite!
Wolf Won't Bite!
Again!
Again!
Blue Chameleon
Blue Chameleon
Dogs
Dogs
Spells
Spells
The Rabbit Problem
The Rabbit Problem
The Odd Egg
The Odd Egg
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Orange Pear Apple Bear
Orange Pear Apple Bear

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