Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

This is the Chick

Written by Wendy Hartman & Illustrated by Joan Rankin

A tiny guinea fowl chick hatches early one morning and lets out a ‘cheep’. Find out what happens in the bush when the ‘cheep’ is heard by all the African animals. Written in rhyme by best-loved children’s author Wendy Hartmann, this humorous story will enchant and entertain. Joan Rankin has illustrated over 30 books for children. She received the South African HAUM Daan Retief Prize for Children’s Book Illustration in 1986 and the Katrine Harries Award for Children’s Book Illustration in 1991. She has illustrated numerous books on the McElderry list, including A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Off to First Grade by Louise Borden. Joan recently won the MER Prize for best illustrated children’s book for Just Sisi/Net Sisi written by Wendy Hartmann