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

Chicken Clicking

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.

  • Published: 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 served in the RAF between 1940 and 1946, reaching the rank of wing commander and being awarded the DFC. After the war, he enjoyed a long career in marketing, before retiring in 1990. He married Joan Charles in 1946 and they remained married until Joan's death in 2006. Tony lives in France and will celebrate his 90th birthday in 2011.

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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