Author(s): Judy Blume
Sheila Tubman (Peter Hatcher's sworn enemy) sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of spiders, the dark, swimming and, most of all, dogs. When her family leaves the city for a summer in the country, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who not only is an outstanding swimmer, but loves dogs What will it take for Sheila to admit to Mouse and to herself that she's only human?
"It's hard to imagine any child who wouldn't enjoy this absolute lark of a book." - Publishers Weekly
Another favourite adventure in the hugely successful and hilarious Fudge series for younger readers, from bestselling author Judy Blume. With fantastic cover art from picture book-star Emily Gravett.
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories insider her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, in thirty-two languages. Her twenty-eight books have won many awards including the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Judy lives in Key West, Florida, and New York City with her husband. She loves her readers and is happy to hear from them. You can visit her at JudyBlume.com, follow @JudyBlume on Twitter or join her at Judy Blume on Facebook. Emily Gravett has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice with her books WOLVES and LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of popular and critically acclaimed titles to her name including DOGS, WOLF WON'T BITE! and AGAIN! And is the illustrator of CAVE BABY, written by Julia Donaldson. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and pet dogs. Visit www.emilygravett.com for games, activities and fun! 'One of our most inventive and surprise-full creators of picture books' - Michael Rosen 'She has the intuitive grasp of timing, expression and anticipation which marks out the exceptional from the mediocre' - Sunday Telegraph