Author – James Roy
Illustrator – Lucinda Gifford
Age – 5+
Simon Doolan is called Chook by almost everyone at school, because he is a chicken and scared of everything. When his brother Ricky is sick and at the Doctors with Mum one morning, Dad tells Chook he has to walk to school by himself. Chook is scared but Dad tells him not to talk to anyone on the way. If he keeps to that, he’ll be fine – and Rules are Rules.
This makes Chook feel a little better, but he doesn’t realise how hard that will be and how sad he will feel that day. But his best friend Joe comes to the rescue and Chook still gets to stick to the rules.
A fun series for fans of Billie B Brown and Hey Jack.