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Chicken Clicking

Written by Jeanne Willis

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Part of the Online Safety Picture Books Series

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Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece - One of our Books of the Year 2014   Award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross go to the heart of a modern predicament in this cautionary tale about a young chick who hops into the farmer’s house and starts exploring the delights of the internet. There’s one-click shopping – a hive of bees, a motorbike, a diamond watch and 100 handbags. The farmer blames his wife – where has it all come from? And the chick didn’t stop. Soon, there are scooters for the sheep, skates for the pigs, a car for the cows and a boat for the hens. And, most exciting of all, there is meeting a new friend! But just who will that friend turn out to be?

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Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the Flanders and Swann of children’s books, responsible for a string of very funny picturebooks, often with a sting in the tail. Chicken Clicking is a modern cautionary tale. Chick sneaks into the farmhouse every evening to browse and shop online. She goes on a fun spending spree, but when the hens sail off in the boat she bought them she feels lonely and accepts a friend request she really shouldn’t. The final page is funny, quite shocking, and makes an important point. For children aged 6 – 10.  ~ Andrea Reece

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Chicken Clicking Synopsis

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems...

Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

Chicken Clicking Press Reviews

A great book for parents and teachers to use to introduce safety on the internet (not forgetting the fun story, too) -- Libby Allman Guardian

Highly entertaining... A subtle introduction to responsible internet use, lightened by Willis's wild imagination and Ross's delightful pictures. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail

Absolutely perfect... Every primary school in the country should own a copy of this book. -- Melanie McGilloway Armadillo Magazine

Award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross go to the heart of a modern predicament in this cautionary tale Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading, Book of the Month

An ideal book to introduce the idea of responsible use of the Internet to a wide range of ages, both Early Years and Primary. Highly recommended. Books for Keeps

What a fantastic duo they are! Posy Simmonds

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783441617
Publication date: 05/02/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783440528
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441617
Publication date: 5th February 2015
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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