Chikin and Scrub - New Children's Book Encourages The Pursuit Of Dreams

Chikin and Scrub, a wonderful, new children’s story by Ingrid Botha, provides young readers with a high-speed adventure book that focuses on the lives of three rather unique mice.
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June 8, 2011 - PRLog -- Chikin and Scrub, a wonderful, new children’s story by Ingrid Botha, provides young readers with a high-speed adventure book that focuses on the lives of three rather unique mice. The setting is the dark and dingy sewer tunnels that run beneath the city of London. It’s not a pleasant place to call home, yet a community of mice have lived there for what seems like an eternity—most of them unaware that there is another kind of life outside, a life free of the tyranny of KAT.  

Scrub is a delightful little mouse who gets his name from his fanatical scrubbing of everything. A bit timid, he dislikes the darkness of the sewers and wonders if outside more light can be found. He also hopes to discover what happened to his beloved mother, who mysteriously vanished. Scrub relies greatly on Chikin, a daring little mouse who has decided that one day she wants to become a chicken! When the two escape, they meet up with the streetwise Rat—a bold, fearless, and eternally optimistic sort. It’s a connection that just may provide the ticket to their dreams.  

‘Chikin and Scrub is the most charming adventure of two little mice who escape the power of KAT and travel the streets of London looking for a place to belong. An exciting and unpredictable tale children will love.’ – Joyce Norman, Author & Publisher

Botha’s inspiration for Chikin and Scrub came one day as she watched a ray of light splash across a wall. ‘I had an urge to stand in the light just to feel the ray on my face, and that’s when the idea came to me. I wondered what it must feel like if you’ve never had sunshine on your face, and how it would change your way of thinking once you had felt it.’
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CHIKIN AND SCRUB (ISBN: 978-1-60976-295-7) is available for $10.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at or

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About the Author: Originally from South Africa, Ingrid Botha is presently an administrator in Hampshire, England. ‘But,’ she says, ‘when I’m not working flat out, fighting with household chores, children and animals, I’d love to write more. When my children were little, I would tell them a made-up story each night, and afterwards I would think, “I should write that down.” I always write with my own life and experiences in the background—it’s great to improvise that way.’ Ingrid has two manuscripts she is presently working on—both follow-ons to her first book, Goosala Goop.

Of Chikin and Scrub, she says, ‘Most times I think we learn too late that a positive attitude is so important. I wanted the children who read this story to see how odds can be beat, and that they shouldn’t let their dreams be just that—dreams. I hope that both parents and children will read this book and have a good laugh together. And hopefully, the story will also be a bit thought provoking and lead to some discussion.’

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