Doris The Fastest Chicken In The West by Dave Thorne

Doris The Fastest Chicken In The West (The Tales of Wobblebottom Farm) by Dave Thorne  (Author), Kris Lillyman (Illustrator)


Publisher ‏ : ‎          Independently published.

Language ‏ : ‎          English.

Paperback ‏ : ‎         32 pages.

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8550406892

Age Range:          2-5 years.


Doris is quick. She’s not just quick for a chicken, but she can outrun any animal on the farm – and even the farmer himself, though frankly that’s not so difficult. She beat a young horse (Usain Colt); a bloomin’ fast sheep (Lewis Lambilton); and a pretty darned quick Deer (Doe Farah), but now she faces her greatest challenge. He’s mean; he’s magnificent; he’s the Rooster with the Booster – Lionel Partington the Third !! Doris may be the fastest chicken in the farmyard; but does she have what it takes to be the fastest chicken in the west – or will she fall fowl of Lionel and his lightning feet? Let battle commence!


Biography – From the Author

Always having fun; never miserable; and always up to mischief. That could be one of the characters in the Wobblebottom Farm book series but it also applies to me ! I look a bit like the farmer; am happy and dozy like Donkey; and like to misbehave like Brian – the naughtiest turkey.

During the covid lockdowns I was able to get time to entertain myself in writing and publishing fun books for kids to either read themselves or to read with their parents. Two have now been published, namely Doris – The Fastest Chicken in the West, and When Pig got stuck in the Trough.

I can’t draw for toffee – with a cow coming out looking like an ugly horse for instance, so I’ve relied on the expertise of Kris Lillyman to bring the stories to life – which he does so superbly. The third book, Donkey Saves Christmas is being illustrated by Kris as we speak. There’s plenty more to come after that – such as Brian the Hypnotist Turkey; When the Bees Swarmed; Little Duck learns to sing, and many more

As for me, I have been married for over 30 years to my long-suffering wife. I have Shreddies for breakfast nearly every morning; have an absolute love of sausages; and like to balance things on my nose. I can catch 31 coins when balanced on my elbow; and can wiggle both my nose and ears at the same time. Other than that I’m a tiny little fella with big ears; big feet; and big hands – so could well appear as an elf or a goblin in someone else’s story