Panther poo means scary poo to shrews. If they smell scary panther poo, they have to run like mad because panthers love to snack on shrews. Unfortunately, Tiny Shrew can't smell anything much - he can't even tell the difference between a butterfly and poo. Naturally his mother is worried about his chances of survival in the deep, dark jungle and Tiny Shrew becomes too ashamed - and scared - to venture out of his burrow. But when his brother is in mortal danger from an almost silent creeping panther, Tiny Shrew thinks nothing of dashing outside to scare away the panther. How did he know it was there? His super sharp hearing detected it and more than makes up for his lack of olfactory sense!
Susan Gates is primarily known for her children's fiction. Her titles for Puffin include Invasion of the Vampire Spiders and Killer Mushrooms Ate My Gran. Puffin also publish her other picture book, the brilliantly funny Wolf Child. Charles Fuge is new to the Puffin list and is fast-establishing himself as a rising star in picture books with such titles as the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball and Yip, Yap, Snap. Charles lives in Dorset.