An engaging story about a boy’s resolve to conquer his fear of butterflies that will help children realise they are not alone in their fears.
Liam, The Brave is a beautifully illustrated story about a boy who overcomes his greatest fear: butterflies. Liam desperately wants to become The Bravest Boy in the World, and he goes through an extraordinary journey of self-discovery to face and overcome his fear. Beyond simply being a story about a boy with an irrational fear, it is also a story about perseverance and more importantly, how accolades don’t matter. What is more important is being true to oneself.
Michael Wang is a teacher and a filmmaker. He teaches at the School of the Arts, Singapore and the United World College, and runs a small creative writing school called The Young Writer's Table. He has two young children, Liam, who aspires to be a palaeontologist, and Myra, who dreams of being a dentist.
Simon Koay is an illustrator, art director and graphic designer. Born in Hong Kong and raised in New Zealand, he studied at Auckland University of Technology, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Art & Design. He has worked in the advertising industry in New Zealand and Australia as a digital designer, animator and an art director. In 2014, he left advertising to become a full-time illustrator. Since then, he has created illustrations for brands such as Nike and Smart Car, and has had his personal project 'Superbet', a superhero inspired alphabet series, shared across hundreds of websites around the world.