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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Fishing Trip (The)
by Béatrice Rodriguez
Age Range: 6-8
Fox and Chicken are happily awaiting their soon-to-hatch egg on their island home. But all is not well because there is nothing to eat, so Chicken decides to go on a fishing expedition leaving Fox to look after the egg. Waving goodbye, Chicken sets out on her journey with Crab in tow.
At first she strikes lucky and catches a fish but the ocean is a dangerous place. All too soon her good luck turns to disaster when a big bird-of-prey swoops down and grabs the fish, pulling Chicken along too. Then she has to contend with a nest of young toothy young birds and a giant hungry sea monster.
Chicken is nothing if not resourceful. She eventually lands a very large catch which enables her to return home triumphant but when Chicken arrives she discovers a worrying scene. Perhaps the real danger is inside her house after all?
This is the third wordless picture book by French author and illustrator Béatrice Rodriquez following on from