🌟 dPictus 100 outstanding picture books (Globally) 2024 selection
🌟 Winner ABDA Book of the Year
🌟 Winner ABDA Best Designed Children’s Book
🌟 Winner of Best Children’s Reader in the Whitley Book Awards
🌟 Shortlisted ABIA Best Children’s Book (Small Publisher)
🌟 Shortlisted Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2024 Children’s Literature 2024
🌟 The Guardian: The best Australian children’s books of 2023

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?

Published by Scribble, an Imprint of Scribe Publications
Printed in fluoro Pantone colours with a Glow-In-The-Dark cover

Available dates:
Australia & New Zealand – Available now
UK & Ireland – Available now
USA & Canada – Available now
France (coming soon)
Quebec (coming soon)
Italy (coming soon)
Germany (coming soon)

About the creator

Anna McGregor is a creator of modern, quirky and conceptual stories with humour and heart. Since beginning her career as a graphic designer, Anna is now emerging as an award-winning picture book author/illustrator.

Anna has a deep curiosity of all things and finds her ideas by turning the mundane on its head, merging ideas or exploring wordplay — but always with a story that connects to the human experience.