Aimee Massey of Seaford has published “Fearless Friends,” her second book for children.
In “Fearless Friends,” well-mannered pup Pancho is content to curl up with his mistress Leslie on the couch and watch TV. Except for one thing, Pancho is perfect. Pancho is scared of almost everything – a sign blowing in the breeze, a moth attracted to the TV screen, and even a nice warm bath. When Leslie vacuums, Pancho hides in the bathroom.
Dr. Widgeon, Pancho’s veterinarian, explains that fears often seem much worse when we’re by ourselves, and it’s no different for dogs. A little friend will take Pancho’s mind off the scary things, alleviate Pancho’s fears, and keep him from being lonely, the doctor suggests. Leslie brings home a tiny, absolutely fearless kitten whom she names Junebug.
Published by Salt Water Media in Berlin, Md., the book is illustrated by Seaford resident Tawn Crosby Shivers, a well-known educator, award-winning artist and illustrator, and retired Seaford Middle School art teacher. Pancho and Junebug, the colorful, whimsical characters, are drawn in pen and ink. Shivers uses a blended technique to add color and realism. Shivers’ artwork has been displayed at Gallery 107 in Seaford, local libraries and other venues.
Will Pancho and tiny, mischievous Junebug become friends? How does Junebug help Pancho become courageous about his fears? Can Pancho rescue Junebug when a frightening thunderstorm happens? Find out by purchasing “Fearless Friends” at Gallery 107, 324 High St. in Seaford, by emailing email@example.com or at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Copies are also available at the Seaford Public Library.
Massey is available via Zoom for readings at libraries, schools and other community venues. To schedule a reading, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-236-4209.
Gallery 107 showcases Sussex County members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council including authors, artists, photographers, and artisans such as wood turners and jewelers.