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One of our Books of the Year 2014 - June 2014 Book of the Month 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?
One night Chick hopped into the farmer's house and had a little browse on his computer. Soon she's brought a funny teapot, a frilly blouse, scooters for the sheep and a car for the cows. She just can't stop clicking! She meets a friend online and off she goes to meet him (without telling Mum or Dad). But the friend she thought she'd met turns out to be a fox...
One night a chick goes into the farmer’s house and starts using his computer. Over the next few nights, she shops online. Then she arranges to meet a friend that she has made online – but this friend is not what they seem. This clever cautionary tale, designed to aid teaching young children about internet safety, is very relevant to the technological age. (Ages 3–6)
What a fantastic duo they are! Posy Simmonds
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
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 StoddartMore About Jeanne Willis