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Chook Doolan: Rules are Rules

By James Roy
Illustrated by Lucinda Gifford

Chook Doolan is too much of a chicken to walk to school by himself! But then Dad tells him the special "Walking to School" rule. And RULES ARE RULES.

Walking to school is too scary for Chook - until Dad tells him the special rule for walking to school safely: no talking to anyone until you are inside the school gates. Too easy! But not talking means that he must ignore Mrs Pho from the bakery, Eddie Two-Hats the busker and Mrs Holston the lollipop lady. Chook knows he has hurt their feelings. But what can he do? RULES ARE RULES!

  • Perfectly pitched for emergent readers with simple sentence structure, short chapters, B&W illustrations, large font and white space, all designed for easy and well-supported reading.
  • Written by well known award-winning author James Roy.
  • Funny, accessible and relatable - Chook Doolan focuses on the concerns and interests of kids (mainly boys) aged 5+.

About the author

James Roy was born in Trundle, western NSW. When he was ten months old his parents accepted a missionary appointment to the highlands of Papua New Guinea. A placement in Fiji followed some years later and, by the age of sixteen, James had spent more than half of his life living in the islands of the South Pacific. He attributes much of his early interest in books to the absence of TV, a wonderful library full of adventure books, and the opportunity to play as those characters in wild, adventuresome places. James lives in the Blue Mountains with his family and writes both fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. His books have won many awards and he travels throughout Australia talking about books and writing. He is an advocate for boys' literacy.

About the illustrator

Lucinda Gifford works as an illustrator and author from her cosy, messy home studio in Melbourne. After taking a degree in architecture and veering into an advertising career, Lucinda finally took the plunge and started work on her true passion: children's books. In 2014 she was awarded the Five Mile Press Illustrator Prize and, since then, has illustrated over twenty books. She uses pencil, ink, crayon, marker, and watercolour to produce her illustrations, and usually uses PhotoShop to put everything together. Architecture still fascinates her, and she loves to draw all sorts of buildings, especially castles filled with dragons. When not sketching or developing story ideas, Lucinda enjoys plot twists, beach walks and staring out the windows of Melbourne trams.

ISBN: 9781922244932
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $7.99
New Zealand RRP: $9.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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