Ready Steady Hatch Cover

Ready, Steady, Hatch!

by Ben Long and David Cornish

Round and bright, and creamy white, amid the pumpkin patch, a clutch of eggs was sprouting legs. Ready, steady, hatch!


Ten chicks are excited to discover the world outside their eggshells, but the smallest is soon separated from the rest.


Where can she be?


A rollicking adventure about curiosity, camaraderie and, above all, having a play along the way!

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$24.95 (hardcover)

Buy Ready, Steady, Hatch!

$16.95 (paperback)

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ISBN: 9781925272536 (hardcover),
9781925272543 (paperback)
Publication date: May 2017 (hardcover),
September 2017 (paperback)

Extent: 32 pages
Format: Landscape 297 x 210mm

Price: $24.95 (hardcover) $16.95 (paperback)
Category: Picture book
Age guide: 2-5 years

Also by Ben Long

Tickle Me Zoo
Higgledee Giggledee

Also by David Cornish

The Monster Blood Tattoo series
The Sunken Kingdom series 
I Don’t Want to Eat my Dinner
Grannysauras Rex
Emily and the Dragon

About the Author

Ben Long started a career in science and turned to rhyming verse to entertain himself on the daily train ride to the office. With a background in music, he enjoys writing stories that are fun to read aloud. This is Ben’s third picture book. He lives in Brisbane with his wife and two children.



About the Illustrator

David Cornish is old enough to have seen the very first Star Wars in the cinema. He is an illustrator and an author of picture books and full-length novels. This is his eighth picture book and he is delighted to be working with his friend Ben Long on their first project together.




David Cornish