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
?The illustrations are accurate depictions of doggie habits, the expressions are clearly readable and the extra inclusions are clever, entertaining and appropriately pitched to the early reader. This is a wonderful pictorial study of a family and their pet.? Children?s Book Council judges 2010
?a sweet and humorous story ... Fearless teaches us about being brave when it counts and how appearances can be deceiving. Great book for ages two plus, to be read aloud. Will be enjoyable to adults and older children also? Bookseller+Publisher, four-star review
?Charming? Practical Parenting
?This delightful picture book will have kids, parents and teachers laughing out loud ... A charming story full of wit, underlining the family and its relationship with their pet, this will be a hit wherever children are to be found? ReadPlus.com.au
?Fearless is a gorgeous, whimsically funny book about names, about love and about courage? AussieReviews.com
About the Author
Colin Thompson is an internationally recognised author and illustrator who has won many awards for his words and pictures. Sarah Davis has recently collaborated with Sue Whiting on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mending Lucille, written by Jennifer Poulter, for which she won the 2009 Children's Book Council's Crighton Award for Best New Illustrator.