A gentle story about friendship and perseverance that is perfect for parents and children to share together, illustrated by the acclaimed author/illustrator of The Very Helpful Hedgehog. With high-flying, prize-winning parents, Ben the sheepdog has got a lot to live up to. However, he is the most hopeless sheepdog on the farm. He tries so hard to get it right, but keeps getting everything wrong. One day he makes friends with a lamb and they have a wonderful time playing together. However, this unsuitable friendship makes him the laughing stock of the farm. Will he use his strengths to overcome his difficulties and learn to become The Very Best Sheepdog? This charming tale about nature and farming, with a satisfying ending, will warm readers' hearts.