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10 thoughts on “Chicken Clicking

  1. says:

    This book was deeply disturbing I understand that internet safety is an issue relevant even to toddlers but I think this book seriously misses the mark with communicating anything useful First the chick uses the internet without permission to buy loads of pointless expensive things including a weirdly sadistic trip to Spain for the farm's bull without having any prior knowledge of money or any bank account itself? How is this possible? Surely no parent is irresponsible enough to leave their online shopping accounts without password protection or using paypal to conceal their card details? I mean this just isn't realisticThen there is the inevitable attempt by the chick illustrated with eyelashes in a 1950s housewife style party frock to make an inappropriate friend online In dealing with this serious issue no attempt is made to show that friendships between children can be formed in safe regulated spaces online a horrible ambiguous metaphor is drawn The chick is met by a fox with in a shooting jacket with a cheuered picnic blanket at its side That's it No allegory of the short or long term conseuences It is just left up to the mind of the toddler having this read to them to work out that the fox pictured in this book is not friendly and make the conceptual leap to the sexual abuse of children who are groomed over the internet? For any parents who want to teach their young child about safe internet use talk about the issue don't read this perverted waffling disgrace of a fable


  2. says:

    Hey kids Wanna be terrified of the internet? Here's a book for you This book is ridiculous I heartily support children's books actually tackling real world issues like how to navigate technology without traumatizing yourself But there are plenty of real world dangers on the internet without over dramatizing the most Dateline centric ones The message of this book is this spoiler I guess? if you go online you will become a compulsive shopper then you will be murdered by a stranger you meet in the woods Christ Stranger danger 20 Cool message But also why does the book shift from online shopping to predation? The logic is not flowing there And yes we don't want kids to fall prey to online predators but this is sooooo heavy handed And the reality is most kids are not going to be abducted by weirdos they meet on social media so this just seems like indulgent fear mongering about technology a giant pet peeve of mine However parents will probably love it because it seems so hip and with the times


  3. says:

    Well this was downright scary The audience is clearly really little kids with simple text crisp and bright illustrations uplifting rhyme schemes an opportunity to introduce terminology such as browse and software and the concept that simple clicking can lead to purchasing large things However I don't think it did a good job demonstrating that purchasing items have conseuences it was cute to see that all the farm animals got expensive gifts and vacations but nothing that a child would see as a negative conseuence It DID do an effective job of scaring the heck out of kids who may want to find friends online Liketerrifyingly and jarringly I left the story just feelingdread Although maybe I'd feel the same way as an adult if I read the Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood for the first time as both cautionary tales include main characters being eaten Perhaps terrifying children is the best way to teach them not to do something but I think this book could have been gentler in one area and tougher in another I wouldn't read this to my kid


  4. says:

    Great for teaching digital citizenship


  5. says:

    Chicken clicking was read out aloud to my PGCE group in an English lesson All of us thoroughly enjoyed the book and the surprise within itThe story is about a little chick who sneaks into a farmer's house and begins to use his computer The chicken continues to visit the house on several occasions and clicks away at purchasing many goodies for hisher farm friends From teapots to diamonds and even holidays for the farmer's bull The chick's online shopping spree was highly amusing and I believe this would be a shared opinion with KS1early KS2 children too The book takes a surprising and slightly dark turn when the chick 'purchases' another chick friend she adds a photo of herself and other details about herself such as her age and name The chick then agrees to meet her 'new friend' in the woods WITHOUT telling mum or dad Readers would be shocked to find out that the chick's new friend was not a chick at all but actually a hungry wolf typical children's villain The story ends abruptly but sends a clear message about e safetyThis book is excellent and would be of great use when delivering CEOP training to young children As a teacher this book would take away some of the fears of delivering CEOP training without scaring them too much I am excited to use this book in my classroom


  6. says:

    WHAT? Here I am reading an innocent little book on a chick using the farmer's computer to buy things when WHAM Twist ending A picture book about how to be safe on the web? I never would have thought that was a needed market Cute way to tell kids to be safe about the internet don't steal other people's information or credit cards don't go off to meet a new online friend alone or at all Interesting book all around Stranger danger storytime coming up maybe?


  7. says:

    I get that this is a 'lesson' book on why you shouldn't run off alone to meet someone you met online without telling anyone but there are several problems with the way this book attempts to get the message acrossFirst of all most of the book is about frivolous online shopping It ends abruptly when the chicken meets the person they were talking to online and it turns out to be a fox But since the fox is just sitting there drinking tea on a blanket I'm not even sure that kids would necessarily understand that the fox means the chicken harm After all there are a lot of books out there about not judging others by their appearanceWhich leads me to the bigger issue this book sends the message that you will be able to recognize a predator when you see one because they will be scary looking when in fact many predators go out of their way to look harmless Ted Bundy for example or to send a harmless looking accomplice to bring you to a private locationIn my opinion the best way to teach this lesson would be to cut the shopping have the chicken meet their online buddy get a bad feeling about it I've head other picture books refer to this as the 'uh oh feeling' bail run to their parents and have the parents explain safety rules for making friends online


  8. says:

    This is another in digital citizenship read alouds intended for children This is a tough one to review On one hand it's extremely clever and funny It's a parody of Little Red Riding Hood with a chicken sneaking into a farmer's house only to be captivated by his computer and the internet The chicken buys a bunch of expensive things and even starts talking and meeting a new friend All of this is done without any permission or guidance of course and the chicken gets into some trouble The tough part for me is that it's taking a necessary topic of discussion for children when getting on computers and online but presenting it as worst case I don't want children to fear getting on a computer but make them aware and understand that guidance and permission is important and even then privacy is extremely important This provides the means but I don't know if I love it as a read aloud too early


  9. says:

    Wrapped up a lesson on digital citizenship with this book and found it to be pretty effective Because we began with Once Upon a TimeOnline we were able to bring it around to remind ourselves that the internet isn't bad per se but kids need to make sure an adult is in the loop any time they use the internet Chick goes to meet her new friend without telling dad or mum In classes we also concluded that there are plenty of awesome things to do on the internet but if anyone is asking us to keep something secret from parents or caregivers it should raise a red flag I wouldn't necessarily just hand this to a kid for pleasure reading but I think it worked well in the context of a rounded discussion I think the stark ending to what appears to be a silly story is impactful


  10. says:

    I had high hopes for this one and from the description purchased it to use with my 1st and 2nd graders about using the internet responsibility Unfortunately it doesn’t teach any of that The chicken buys tons of fun stuff for all the farm animals with no conseuences Then the book ends with her meeting a wolf who had pretended online to be a chicken I had to check multiple times to see if there was a page I missed at the end The abrupt ending with no resolution leaves the message muddy and the reader confused Not what I want to share with my students


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Summary ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Jeanne Willis

Chicken Clicking

Ittle Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online I get that this is a 'lesson' book on why you shouldn't run off alone to meet someone you met online without telling anyone but there are several problems with the way this book attempts to get the message acrossFirst of all most of the book is about frivolous online shopping It ends abruptly when the chicken meets the person they were talking to online and it turns out to be a fox But since the fox is just sitting there drinking tea on a blanket I'm not even sure that kids would necessarily understand that the fox means the chicken harm After all there are a lot of books out there about not judging others by their appearanceWhich leads me to the bigger issue this book sends the message that you will be able to recognize a predator when you see one because they will be scary looking when in fact many predators go out of their way to look harmless Ted Bundy for example or to send a harmless looking accomplice to bring you to a private locationIn my opinion the best way to teach this lesson would be to cut the shopping have the chicken meet their online buddy get a bad feeling about it I've head other picture books refer to this as the 'uh oh feeling' bail run to their parents and have the parents explain safety rules for making friends online

characters Chicken Clicking

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer CLICK soon she's shopping online for t Well this was downright scary The audience is clearly really little kids with simple text crisp and bright illustrations uplifting rhyme schemes an opportunity to introduce terminology such as browse and software and the concept that simple clicking can lead to purchasing large things However I don't think it did a good job demonstrating that purchasing items have conseuences it was cute to see that all the farm animals got expensive gifts and vacations but nothing that a child would see as a negative conseuence It DID do an effective job of scaring the heck out of kids who may want to find friends online Liketerrifyingly and jarringly I left the story just feelingdread Although maybe I'd feel the same way as an adult if I read the Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood for the first time as both cautionary tales include main characters being eaten Perhaps terrifying children is the best way to teach them not to do something but I think this book could have been gentler in one area and tougher in another I wouldn't read this to my kid

Summary ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Jeanne Willis

He whole farm But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online she discovers all is not as it seemsL Chicken clicking was read out aloud to my PGCE group in an English lesson All of us thoroughly enjoyed the book and the surprise within itThe story is about a little chick who sneaks into a farmer's house and begins to use his computer The chicken continues to visit the house on several occasions and clicks away at purchasing many goodies for hisher farm friends From teapots to diamonds and even holidays for the farmer's bull The chick's online shopping spree was highly amusing and I believe this would be a shared opinion with KS1early KS2 children too The book takes a surprising and slightly dark turn when the chick 'purchases' another chick friend she adds a photo of herself and other details about herself such as her age and name The chick then agrees to meet her 'new friend' in the woods WITHOUT telling mum or dad Readers would be shocked to find out that the chick's new friend was not a chick at all but actually a hungry wolf typical children's villain The story ends abruptly but sends a clear message about e safetyThis book is excellent and would be of great use when delivering CEOP training to young children As a teacher this book would take away some of the fears of delivering CEOP training without scaring them too much I am excited to use this book in my classroom

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Chicken Clicking
  • Jeanne Willis
  • English
  • 22 March 2017
  • 9781783440528

About the Author: Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV cinema and radio commercials She is now a full time writer and has published over books Her hobbies include gardening reading non fiction natural history and collecting caterpillars Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV includ.