BEAR AND CHOOK by Lisa Shanahan and Emma Quay (Lothian Books) http://www.emmaquay.com 

Bear and Chook

WRITER
Lisa Shanahan

ILLUSTRATOR
Emma Quay

PUBLISHER
Lothian Books
 

Bear and Chook are best friends. 
But while Bear likes adventure, Chook prefers the quiet life. 
One sunny day by the pond, Chook lets himself get
drawn into Bear's wild ideas ... with disastrous results!

A wonderfully warm read-aloud story
about the adventures of two very different friends.

ISBN + Info
Teachers' notes                           

CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2003
Shortlisted Book, Early Childhood Section
Notable Book, Picture Book Section

BILBY AWARDS, 2004
Shortlisted Book – Early Readers Section

 

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
K-2

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge
Early Childhood & P-2

South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge
R-2

 

A delightful romp for little kids, with wonderful sound words, and a playful look at different careers… The pictures are bright and full of action
— MAGPIES, March 2002
Bear and Chook is an appealing package of deftly drawn characters, rhythmic repetition and expert illustration.
— QUALITY TIME, May 2002
Readers will warm to this depiction of unconditional love and loyalty between two disparate animals, and will receive the message that stature does not equate to dominance in a relationship. Humorous illustrations, and uncontrived dialogue, combine to create a valuable resource for inclusion in a literacy program.
— School Libraries and Information Literacy, 2003 (NSW Department of Education and Training)
My Year 1 class loved the story, quickly picking up on the repetition. Each new plan of Bear’s was greeted with a collective ‘Uh-oh!’

All the children liked the suspense of Bear and Chook’s adventures and the ensuing surprises
— YARA AWARDS 2002, REVIEWS
The illustrations… are full of warmth and quirky humour
— CBCA NOTABLE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2003