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  • Published: 5 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448187768
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Chicken Clicking

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A timely and cautionary tale about the perils of misusing the internet from the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

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.

  • Pub date: 5 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448187768
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Authors

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.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.

Praise for Chicken Clicking

“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

“Provocative and clever and funny... a book which screams to be shared”

Did you ever stop to think (LH Johnson)

“This book has become a firm favourite in this house, asked for again and again. Chicken Clicking belongs in every primary school and deserves a place on the curriculum.”

Rhino Reads

“Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have a genius for creating stories with a daring denouement.”

Ann Lazim, Book of the Week, CLPE

“A fun story, with an interesting idea to discuss. Great for bedtimes and internet usage discussions!”

The Bookbag

“A funny, quirky tale”

We Love This Book

“Will have children and the adults reading it time and again, in hysterics!”


“Great to educate children about the internet.”

The Leader

“Jeanne and Tony truly are living legends in children's literature and this is a prime example of why their books are so well loved.”

Read it Daddy! Blog

“Clever, cautionary tale, designed to aid teaching young children about internet safety, is very relevant to the technological age.”

Good Book Guide

“Fantastic author/illustrator partnership.. wonderful picture book that is enjoyable, modern, has a strong underpinning message.”


“What a fantastic duo they are!”

Posy Simmonds

“Subliminal message about the dangers of the internet in a very palatable form.”

Sonia Benster of the Huddersfield Children's Bookshop, Books for Keeps, Best Books for Christmas

“Important, cute, friendly and accessible, ideal for sharing. Perfect for the earliest internet safety lessons.”

School Library Journal

“Cautionary tale for our times.”

Independent on Sunday Christmas round-up 2014

“Lovely jaunty rhyme and warm and witty pastel illustrations.”

Reading Zone, Joy Court

“An important book about internet safety. With this master duo, the message is buried within a fun story.”

Angels & Urchins

“Ideal for reading aloud, for developing phonetic awareness, and for encouraging emergent readers to join in.”


“No ordinary picture book. Subtly handled story... perfectly geared to young children. Informative, educational and a very enjoyable story.”

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