When a new baby is born it's difficult to tell if it will grow up to be big or small or brave or scared of the dark and spiders. So sometimes babies get the wrong name.
It’s the same with dogs.
So when the Claybourne-Willments, who should have been called the Smiths, got Fearless as a little puppy, it seemed a good name for him.
Except Fearless wasn’t.
How does Fearless finally live up to his name? By accident, of course!
Winner, CBCA Junior Judges Children’s Choice Award, Picture Book, 2010
Winner, KOALA Award, Picture Book, 2010
Winner, YABBA Award, Picture Book, 2010
Winner, COOL Award, Picture Book, 2010
Winner, KROC Award, Picture Book, 2010
Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood, 2010
About the illustrator
Sarah Davis is a welcome newcomer to Australian children’s books. She has recently collaborated with Sue Whiting on Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (New Frontier) and Mending Lucille , written by Jennifer Poulter (Lothian), for which she won the 2009 Children’s Book Council’s Crighton Award for Best New Illustrator. Sarah lives in Sydney.
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Comments about Fearless:
Originally had as a library book but my daughter loved it so much I had to buy it - pretty sure she knows it off by heart.
Due to the theme in it, I believe it could upset/scare younger children but is humorous enough to gloss over the scary bits.
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st October 2009
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.200 x 30.200 x 0.800
Weight (kg): 0.378