Shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards
“This is a delightful story that is just fun to read. While the theme of chooks in books is not new, this one is full of family love and humour and accompanied by bright, cartoon-like pictures that will attract the reluctant reader immediately. Something to share just for the fun of it – is there a better reason?” – Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf
Bridget lives in the sleepy, seaside town of Hinklewinkle. She spends a lot of time with her Grandpa. Her mother often has to work late and her father lives in another town. Luckily, her caring Grandpa is always close at hand to help out.
Grandpa breeds show chickens and Bridget loves to help out. One day when Bridget is feeling a little lonely, Grandpa decides to let Bridget pick a chicken of her own.
Far from picking the most beautiful chicken, she picks a strange looking roster she names the “Duke of Hinklewinkle”. The two become inseparable.
When Grandpa’s cranky old neighbour, Mr Borewater’s chickens are under threat, The Duke of Hinklewinkle surprises everyone.