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Sad, the Dog

By Sandy Fussell
Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit

What does a dog need to feel loved and cared for?

Mr and Mrs Cripps feed their dog, wash him, and even clean inside his ears. But they don’t give him a name. So the dog names himself – SAD. What will it take to make SAD, the dog, happy?

  • Explores what it takes to care for a pet. Pets require more than their basic needs met – they need love and attention also.
  • Poignant depiction of Sad by talented illustrator, Tull Suwannakit, creator of What Happens Next? is sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings.
  • First picture book from acclaimed author, Sandy Fussell.

About the author

Sandy Fussell lives on the NSW South Coast with her husband and two sons. She studied mathematics at university, is intensely interested in history, and now works in IT. She is afraid of bears, volcanoes and samurai swords and has written a book about each one of them. Her series Samurai Kids has been hugely successful: Book 1, White Crane, won an IBBY 2011 Outstanding Book for Children with Disabilities and has been listed for awards in the US, UK, Japan and China. Book 3, Shaolin Tiger, and Book 5, Fire Lizard, were Notable Books in the Younger Readers Category in the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. Shaolin Tiger was also short-listed in the Speech Pathology Awards – Upper Primary Category, 2010. Polar Boy, Sandy’s first stand-alone novel, was short-listed in 2009 for the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers, and her second stand-alone novel, Jaguar Warrior, was a CBCA Notable in 2011. For further information please visit her website:

About the illustrator

Tull Suwannakit is originally from Thailand and now lives in Australia. He received a BFA in animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004, and has worked as an animation studio sculptor and set designer in New York. He has been writing and illustrating children’s picture books since 2006 in Thailand, but What Happens Next? is his first book with an Australian publisher. Tull completed his Masters in Fine Art from RMIT in 2011 and has been exhibiting extensively in galleries in Melbourne. When he is not doing his art, Tull teaches young children at a preschool.

ISBN: 9781921529641
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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