Bear likes adventure. Chook likes the quiet life. They are the best of friends. One sunny day by the pond, Chook lets himself get drawn into Bear's wild ideas... with disastrous results!
Lisa Shanahan (Author) Lisa Shanahan studied at UTS and trained as an actor at Theatre Nepean before discovering her true passion was not just writing, but writing for young people. Some of her well-loved picture books included BEAR AND CHOOK and DADDY'S HAVING A HORSE, illustrated by Emma Quay, both of which were shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood; BEAR AND CHOOK BY THE SEA was a winner of the CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood. Her first book for teenagers, MY BIG BIRKETT, was published to acclaim and shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers in 2007. Her picture book BIG PET DAY, illustrated by Gus Gordon, was published by Hachette in 2014. Lisa lives in Sydney. Emma Quay (Illustrator) Emma Quay (pronounced 'Kway') grew up in the English countryside, and has wanted to illustrate children's books for as long as she can remember. She works from a studio in her home, and sometimes feels like she barely leaves it... but her illustrative work is held in collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Since moving to Australia in 1993, Emma has illustrated a wide range of award-winning children's picture books. Her memorable characters for Bear and Chook, Good Night, Me, Daddy's Having a Horse, Reggie and Lu, Rudie Nudie, Baby Bedtime and Not a Cloud in the Sky are favourites on many children's and library bookshelves. Emma lives in Sydney with her Australian husband and their two daughters. www.emmaquay.com