"I'm not scared of cows," said Joe. When Joe is taken to stay with Aunty Bee and Uncle Will on their farm, amid all the hustle and bustle lie many new experiences.
Joe is more than a little afraid of all the different animals but with all the bravado he can muster he asserts fiercely, "I'm not scared!" Only when Uncle Will needs his help to deliver a lamb in the middle of the night does Joe acknowledge his fears. And only when he sees the nervous little creature, more vulnerable and fearful than he is, is he able to overcome them.
By the time Mum and Dad return, Joe is proud to show off his new baby lamb, and his new-found confidence!
Children will identify and sympathise with Joe's secret fears in this warm and tender portrayal of a small boy's first experience of staying away from Mum and Dad.