Hickory Dickory Kick

Book Author & Illustrator  Peter Millett & Bob Darroch
Rights Available World excl. ANZ

Hickory Dickory Slick, the halfback pulled a trick.
He hid the ball behind the maul … HICKORY DICKORY SLICK!

What’s not to laugh about when watching men of a certain age galumphing around a footy field, ripping their undies, slipping in cow pats and tripping over Granny’s knitting? Add in Buck the dog, who is insisting on joining in the game of chase the ball, and there’s chaos.

All the action between the black and gold teams is played out to the tune of the well-known rhymes of Hickory Dickory Dock.

Peter Millett’s skill as an author who can write rhymes and songs (he’s worked with entertainer Jay Laga’aia) is to the fore in this tale of NZ’s national game taken to hilarious extremes. And Bob Darroch’s jam-packed images expand the story to epic proportions with action on and off the field!

• Bestselling author and illustrator, both huge rugby fans!
• Rollicking rhyme and hilarious drawings to get the kids laughing
• Published at height of rugby season and ahead of Father’s Day


About the Author
Peter Millett has published over 100 books worldwide, including bestsellers My Old Man, He Played Rugby and The Anzac Puppy. Peter writes fun stories for children from five years and up. He lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand (See www.petermillettbooks.com )

Bob Darroch has written and illustrated numerous children’s books over a long career as an artist and cartoonist, including the bestselling Little Kiwi series. He lives in Temuka, South Canterbury.


Oratia Books


230 x 215mm



Picture Book

Publication Date
April 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ

Rights Agents:


Peter Dowling, Oratia Books

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