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One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

One Duck Stuck (original 1998; edition 1998)

by Phyllis Root (Author), Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

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In this counting book, increasingly larger groups of animals try to help a duck that is stuck in the sleepy, slimy marsh.
Title:One Duck Stuck
Authors:Phyllis Root (Author)
Other authors:Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic (1998), Edition: 1st Printing, 32 pages
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One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root (1998)


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The book is a counting book, where different numbers of animals try to help duck get his foot unstuck out of the muck. He calls for help. TWO fish come.... NO LUCK! Duck is still stuck in the muck. THREE moose... NO LUCK! FOUR crickets... NO LUCK FOR DUCK. (And so on) How long will this ONE duck be stuck in the muck? With the teamwork for ALL the animals, duck finally gets out of the muck. (YAY!)

The end of a book has a "haha guess what" moment at the end. You see the duck flying off into the distance, but guess who is now stuck in the DEEP, GREEN MARSH!? ...THE MOOSE!

Phyllis Root used alliteration in this book. (EX: creaky & croaky, slippy & sloppy, messy & mossy). This can be a great thing to point out to kids.
Also, rhyming is used throughout this book. The name of the animals rhymes with what they are doing. (EX: moose & spruce, snakes & wakes, snail & trails).
This book is can also be a counting seek-and-find (for kids) meaning when they flip to each page, they can count each animal and can match it to the number written on the left side of the page. ( )
  Cmollere2012 | Sep 22, 2017 |
a duck meets a bunch of different animals, by introducing different amounts
1 book
  TUCC | Jun 22, 2017 |
This book is full of rhyming words. It helps children with their counting skills as the duck tries to find help to get unstuck. All the animals in the story come together to find a way to help the duck who was stuck.

Ages: 3-5
Source: Public Library System ( )
  Maria_Zaldivar | Mar 10, 2017 |
Read the book all the way through
Then go back through and find the words that rhyme (sound alike)
  kmgerbig | Jan 18, 2015 |
A lovely little book that mixes counting with a jaunty rhyme scheme. This is another book I always have on my classroom shelf because my students find it both hilariously entertaining, and a helpful way to remember their number sense. I love to bring this book out at the point in the school year where we are learning about counting, and I have to say that this book really helps. ( )
  kberryman44 | Dec 6, 2014 |
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For the Yoo-hoo girls, for all the times we're stuck in the muck together - PR
For Tim - JC
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Down by the marsh, the sleepy, sleepy marsh, one duck gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh.
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In this counting book, increasingly larger groups of animals try to help a duck that is stuck in the sleepy, slimy marsh.

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A great book of counting and friendship. So much fun onomatopoeia for reading aloud! So many rhymes! I like that the countable items are clear and separate (not overlapping), making the counting easier. The artwork reminds me a little of Denise Fleming's.
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Candlewick Press

4 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763615668, 0763611042, 0763603341, 076363817X


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