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The Duke of Hinklewinkle PB

Authors: John Phillips Illustrator: John Phillips
(2 customer reviews)
01/Feb/2018
Children, Family
32
Paperback
230mm x 260mm
9781925675153
$14.99

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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.

John Phillips

John Phillips

The Duke of Hinklewinkle, Johns first book with Big Sky Publishing has been shortlisted for the 2018 Book of the Year, Australian Speech Pathology Awards.  John Phillips was born and raised on a dairy farm in rural Victoria in 1959.  Surrounded by cows, dogs, chickens and horses, he developed a strong affinity with all sorts […]

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2 reviews for The Duke of Hinklewinkle PB

  1. 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?

  2. The Duke of Hinklewinkle is a picture book narrative for primary aged children, written in third person, by author and illustrator, John Phillips. As an artist, John Phillips has created colourful and quirky illustrations to accompany his story. The illustrated chickens are guaranteed to keep the reader entertained. The Duke of Hinklewinkle is a story with a diverse family – Bridget’s grandfather helps with her upbringing as well as her mother, while her father works in a different town. The big theme of the book is friendships, not only Bridget and her chicken, but neighbourly friendship as well.

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