A poor duck is overworked by a lazy farmer?until the duck's farm friends mete out their own brand of barnyard justice. "Young readers will flap for joy right along with the endearing web-footed hero," said PW in a starred review. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Waddell's waddler is a real winner. In all kinds of weather, this downtrodden duck hauls in the sheep, tends the hens, and does the housework as well. ```How goes the work?''' the farmer repeatedly asks. ```Quack,''' the duck constantly replies--until all the barnyard animals convene to help the exhausted servant exact revenge and oust the lazy lout. Hilarious art masterfully captures the expressions of the put-upon duck, the supportive cast, and the slovenly ergophobic who reads the newspaper and chomps on bonbons in bed. All the while, the use of subtle shading and light reflect the passing of time on the farm and the serenity of the English countryside. Bled double-page spreads burst with life and vitality in a tale that has undertones of Animal Farm and The Bremen Town Musicians . With its lilting, large-print text and satisying resolution, it's as perfect for beginning readers as it is for story hours. --Trev Jones, School Library Journal
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love the drama of this book and the related issues that arise for a variety of ages to ponder on. Wonderful!Published 21 days ago by Anna alroe
This book is so wonderful. My kids love farmer duck and by the end of the book are ready to throw the farmer off the farm.Published 4 months ago by B. Wilkens
Excellent book and audio . Amazon was reasonably priced and it came super quick,Published 6 months ago by Jayne L.
Although the author never mentions George Orwell, I think this lovely book was inspired by " Animal Farm", for children.
Lovely book, wonderful illustrations.
I have loved this book since the first day I read it. Since my family and I live on a farm we have had lots of occasions to ask, "How goes the work?'. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joanie B.
To this day I will ask my kids once in awhile "How goes the work" and get the response "quack!" They are in their 20s. Love this bookPublished 9 months ago by Michelle M Albert