Thompson, Colin / Davis, Sarah

A CBC-shortlisted picture book.

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