Chuck is a whippet. A very nervous whippet, who's scared of absolutely everything: paper bags, pigeons, supermarket trolleys, cats (even the little fluffy ones). Some people say Chuck's a wimpet, not a whippet, and Mum keeps pretending she's going to give Chuck away, but Danielle loves her scaredy-cat whippet and knows that there's more to Chuck than meets the eye...
Seven funny, charming and totally whippet-friendly stories from Peter Dickinson, the winner of several major awards for his books for young readers - and the owner of three whippets!
"Between the jokes and the sentiment, we are left with an encouraging tale of overcoming fears and maintaining values"
"Subtly layered . . . This distinctive collection of stories, touching and funny, will be a joy to read"
"Hats off to a winning canine antihero"
"Cheery contemporary stories . . . The characters of child and dog are delightfully drawn"