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Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

Farmer Duck

by Martin Waddell

Other authors: Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)

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The appeal for this book is how ordinary farm animals essential take over a farm. This is appealing because normally farm animals are part of the farm, rather than being the farmers. The book follows a duck that is forced to do all the farm work and eventually the rest of the animals run the lazy farmer off the farm. It’s a book that entertains the idea that what goes around, comes around. ( )
  Keller_M | Mar 17, 2014 |
When a lazy farmer makes one duck do all the chores to keep up the farm the other animals have pity, devise a plan, and run the lazy farmer off the farm where the animals can work together under the ducks lead. This story is great because the illustrations reflect the situation and text and an important lesson is told in a fun manner that allows kids to catch on to a repetitive key phrase and then engage in telling the story. This would be suitable for kids ages three to five.
  KylieNelson | Feb 19, 2013 |
This is a good story. It would be useful to read before the children are going to work in groups on some assignment. It would be a reminder how frustrating it can be to be the person doing all the work. The images are very cute; you can see the facial expression on the duck grows more and more tired as the book goes on.
  pamela12286 | Jan 25, 2012 |
This was a great picture book that used repeatition and animal sounds so children can read along and match the animal sounds to the different animals. It also shows the importance of self-reward, friendship, compassion, hard work and community effort.
  kellyc2 | Aug 23, 2011 |
A duck doing all the work of a farmer? In the case of this lovely picture book... yes. Duck and his farm animal friends cook up a scheme to get rid of the farmer, and hilarity ensues. ( )
  theCajunLibrarian | Jul 23, 2011 |
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"Farmer Duck" is an amusing fable. Martin Waddell's awards include the Smarties Book Prize for "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?", and "Farmer Duck", the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award for "The Park in the Dark" and the Best Books for Babies Award for "Rosies Babies". His other books include "The Big Big Sea", "Owl Babies", "Let's Go Home Little Bear", "John Joe and the Hen" and the "Little Dracula" books. Helen Oxenbury won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1979, and her books include "Animal Allsorts" and "Curious Creatures". She has three times been Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and three times won the Smarties Book Prize, for "Farmer Duck, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and "So Much".

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Fable style story in which a duck is made to do all the work for a lazy farmer. The other animals decide to take action to restore justice. By award winning author and illustrator.

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Candlewick Press

Six editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 1564025969, 0763621676, 076362425X, 1564029646, 076363512X, 0763651125

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