Farmer Duck

by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

Picture a lazy man who stays in bed to eat bon-bons and read the paper. Now picture... read more

Picture a lazy man who stays in bed to eat bon-bons and read the paper. Now picture a duck who serves, irons, cooks, brings in the sheep, saws wood, picks apples, gathers eggs - and more, much more! Imagine the same dialogue "How goes the work?" "Quack!" interspersed with droll pictures of the exhausted duck and the barnyard witnesses. Begin to realize the humor in an incipient revolt resulting in the come-uppance of a lazy lout. Matchless full-color illustrations in subdued browns, golds and greens convey much of the fresh, funny, patterned story that encourages a quack, moo, baa and cluck from all who hear or read it. (Ages 2-4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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