Popcorn is THE friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks farm — so friendly that she wins the annual prize for it . . . which she naturally gives away to someone who can use it more. She’s just that nice of a bird.
But when Popcorn finds a forgotten smartphone in the barn, she sets about making some brand new friends. Soon she is so busy sending messages to them that she begins to forget her old friends. When a meet-up with her new friends is about to end in disaster, the quick-thinking animals of Fiddlesticks Farm save the day . . . and one relieved chicken learns a lesson.
The Fabulous Friend Machine is wry cautionary tale for these wired times, by the globally best-selling creator of the Cranky Bear books.
- ages 3-6
- 32 pages
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Praise for Nick Bland:
“Younger children will enjoy the funny illustrations and story of Popcorn the chicken. Older readers will enjoy the same elements and also benefit from the message of Internet safety. The Fabulous Friend Machine makes a fun and timely addition to home and school libraries to prompt conversations about safe online practices.” — (The Fabulous Friend Machine) CM: Canadian Review of Materials