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Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon

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Good for think aloud or shared reading. read the way the author intended to be read through punctuation
  Christy.l.clayton | Apr 10, 2014 |
A bored duck decides that he wants to ride a bike around the barn. As he passes each of the animals on the farm they react in different ways and all have a funny remark for him. In the end, they decide to join in and they all enjoy a ride around the town on their bikes. Its a very cute story that I enjoyed. It was interesting that the illustrations were so different than all of David Shannon's other books. It had a very kid friendly feel. ( )
  kryoung1 | Mar 7, 2014 |
How cute! When duck finds a bike and starts riding around the farm on it, all duck hears are animal noises - but Duck knows what his friends are really thinking. His friends disapprove of Duck's antics, but will they pass up the opportunity to ride if it presents itself to them?? This is a great story about fitting in and standing out. About taking chances or going with the crowd. It's also a fun story about handling criticism. Duck is a fun loving character that inspires his friends to think about things in a new way. ( )
  emerloflores13 | Mar 5, 2014 |
it is a pretty good book about a duck who likes a bike and tries to ride it. I like this book because it is very entertaining and funny. the cow is fat and strange.the goat just eats everything ( )
  JulianGray | Mar 2, 2014 |
This is a super fun read that will leave you wanting for more. David Shannon's illustrations are a little more realistic than his illustrations for the David books are. He personifies the characters but yet still leaves the goat eating the bike basket. My favorite page might be the very last page that has duck contemplating driving a tractor next....I am waiting for the sequel. ( )
  JenWinans | Feb 27, 2014 |
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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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