Following on from the success of The Chicken Thief and The Treasure Thief, we meet Chicken and Fox again for another wordless adventure - this time on the sea. There is no food for this soon-to-be family, so Chicken entrusts her beloved egg to Fox, and with crab for companionship she finds a quiet rock in a calm sea from which to cast her fishing line. Her delight at a large catch is short-lived as someone else is hungry too:
And so begins another surprising and suspenseful adventure. Chicken, never forgetting her family's needs, has to use all her strength and cunning to battle and ultimately thwart a fierce sea monster before safely delivering some much needed food to the table at home.
But what happened while Chicken was away?
Double page spread from The Fishing Trip by Béatrice Rodriguez
The Fishing Trip and the others in the series are published in New Zealand by Gecko Press and are available for purchase from their website.