Rosie's Walk (book and audio CD) by Pat Hutchins

Rosie's Walk (book and audio CD)

Written by Pat Hutchins

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A simple and utterly delightful joke lies at the heart of this classic picture book now celebrating its 40th anniversary. Rosie the hen sets out for a walk around the farmyard. The words describe exactly the route Rosie takes as she steps proudly on her way. But, what Rosie doesn’t know is what the pictures tell the reader. A fox is greedily following behind... Young readers will delight in following the unfortunate fox as one terrible fate after another befalls him. And they will cheer at Rosie’s narrow escapes. The accompanying CD read by Samantha Bond adds a memorable audio version too. This is one of the Lovereading4kids ‘Must Read Essentials’. To view others in this category, click here.


Rosie's Walk (book and audio CD) by Pat Hutchins

Rosie the hen is going for a walk, but she'd better watch out - there's a very sneaky fox hot on her tail feathers! Rosie's Walk has become a beacon in the world of children's picture books, an ever-popular classic which generations have enjoyed. Children love the humour of this near-wordless story. At a wonderful larger size, this new book and CD edition will bring the joy of Rosie's tale and Pat's bold artwork to a new generation of fans. This title is read by Samantha Bond, and featuring original music and hilarious sound effects children will love listening to this classic tale again and again.


'A delightful tale from the celebrated author Nursery Education, the pictures tell an action packed story full of drama and surprise' - Guardian online

'The highly patterned red, orange and yellow graphics are as fresh and funny as they were in 1968 and will make 2-4s scream with laughter.' - The Times

'Tummy-wobbling humour.' - Irish Examiner

'All young children will enjoy the tale of Rosie the hen and her walk around the farm followed by a hungry but thankfully hapless fox.' - Sunday Express

'This marvellous, perfect, utterly simple book has achieved iconic status, a true classic.' - Carousel

About the Author

Pat Hutchins
Pat Hutchins has always loved drawing and at the age of 16, won a scholarship to Darlington Art School. She is now one of the most popular picture book creators in the world with over 30 children's books published after the success of her classic Rosie's Walk.

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Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

7th January 2010




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