Poor old Joe. He has been invited to his first big birthday party and he is scared stiff!
As mum walks him along the dark streets, he begins to panic and imagine all sorts of things. Former children’s laureate Anthony Browne has written this story so well, it will help any child worried about taking the first step into the big world.
What If…? By Anthony Browne, £7.99, www.randomhouse.co.uk