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Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon

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Duck rides past all the other farm animals on a bike, eliciting surprise, wonder, and intrigue as he goes.

This is a short and sweet story that features a variety of farm animals (and their accompanying sounds), so it could make a good addition to a classroom unit on farm animals, a library program about farm animals, or just an adult-child read for a child interested in farm animals or has recently visited a farm. The illustrations fit the text appropriately and feature close-ups of each animal. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jun 8, 2016 |
Goofy and not special ... until the surprise ending.  Though the other animals had thought scornful thoughts about Duck's activity, when a gang of kids dropped their bikes in the yard and went inside, all the other animals got on board and rode around, too. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
If you want to ride a bike, just give it a try!
  Rachel_Scarborough | Apr 18, 2016 |
Great book to use during writers workshop to use as mentor text to write about thinking and their feelings. ( )
  elizabethsalinas | Dec 8, 2015 |
This book has a lot of sensory detail, expression and voice. A great book to be used for mentor text. ( )
  tlj033 | Dec 7, 2015 |
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When Duck gets the zany idea to ride a bike one day, each animal on the farm has a reaction. "M-o-o-o," says Cow. But what she's really thinking is, "A duck on a bike? That's the silliest thing I've ever seen!" Pig and Pig say "Oink," thinking all the while, "Duck is such a show-off!" But it's not until a crew of kids shows up and leaves their bikes lying about that the true feelings of all the animals come to light, and for one brief, glorious moment, the farm is a mad, mad world of two-wheeling road hogs (and chickens and horses and goats). David Shannon, the creator of Caldecott Honor Book, No, David!, fills the pages of this barnyard romp with sun-soaked color, charming animals, and unusual perspectives. We see Cat, for example, looming belly-first in the foreground, with Duck merrily pedaling away in the distance. The story itself is nothing to write home about--No, David! is far snappier and more original--but younger kids may well enjoy the repetitive crescendo and the goofy finale. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.

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