A piglet's delightful adventure shows that trying new things can be rewarding and fun.
A timid little piglet learns to be a brave explorer, confronting his fears and finding hilarity along the way - but still loves coming home to Mum. This warm and lively story will delight youngsters and parents alike with Phil Cummings' adorable characters and superb artwork from Crichton Award-winning illustrator Sarah Davis.
Determination, Bravery, Pigs, Humour.
When Pink Piglet is pushed away by mum to go exploring by himself for the very first time, he is unsure. He meets a dog that barks at him, a rooster that crows and a cow that moos. He trots off, hurrying away from these scary creatures. Then he finds some worms, later some berries and then some frogs, each meeting adding a little more debris to his body. By the time he gets back to the farmyard he is covered in dirt and berry juice and slime from the pool where the frogs were hiding.
Unexpected results emanate from his appearance, but his mum sees him underneath his new covering and welcomes him back home.
This is a charming story of bravery and determination, of setting out to do something new, of being determined to have a go. The repetition in the first section where he is frightened by the farm animals will please younger readers and encourage them to predict and read along with the increasingly familiar words. This repetition occurs again as Pink Piglet adds to his finery, and again as he reruns home.
Sarah Davis' artwork will thrill younger readers as they recognise the farm animals and the antics they get up to, sympathising with Pink Piglet's attempts at independence and the safety of his loving mother waiting at home.
This is a delightful read aloud story for younger readers, one that will encourage them to think about how brave they can be in attempting something new. - Read Plus
'Phil Cummings cleverly tells two stories simultaneously ... tender and subtle'
[on ANZAC BISCUITS] - mylittlebookcase.com.au
ANZAC BISCUITS is a beautiful story of love and connection - Aussie Reviews
Illustrator Sarah Davis really brings out the endearing Fearless - so expressive and realistic.
[on FEARLESS] - Bookseller and Publisher's Monthly
The text is delightful and the illustrations, by Crichton Award winning illustrator Sarah Davis, are absolutely gorgeous. Fearless' facial expressions are especially endearing, and kids will laugh out loud at his antics.
[on FEARLESS] - Aussie Reviews
I am utterly charmed by this gorgeous book. What a sweet, sweet dog. Still smiling. Thanks Fearless.
[on FEARLESS IN LOVE] - Kid's Book Reviews
Conceptually and artistically, this is a brilliant, delightful picture book that is sure to become a favourite on the bookshelf of any young child.
[on SOUNDS SPOOKY] - Magpies
Phil Cummings (Author)
Phil Cummings has written many picture books and children's novels, include BOOM BAH, ANZAC BISCUITS and NIGHT WATCH. He is an ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge in South Australia.
Sarah Davis (Illustrator)
Since 2008, Sarah Davis has had 19 books published in Australia and overseas, and her work has been shortlisted for several awards. She won the CBCA's Crichton Award for MENDING LUCILLE, and VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT was a CBCA Honour book. FEARLESS and FEARLESS IN LOVE both won multiple children's choice awards.