Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck


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Farmer Duck isn't your average duck. This duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields, and cares for the other animals on the farm—all because the owner of the farm is too lazy to do these things himself. But when Farmer Duck finallly collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come to the rescue with a simple but heroic plan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763695613
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 73,174
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Martin Waddell is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers. He lives in England.

Helen Oxenbury is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and a celebrated illustrator of many well-loved books. Helen Oxenbury lives in London.

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Farmer Duck 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
kestrels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite children's books. A duck must slave away all day to maintain the farm while the farm sleeps and eats chocolate. Finally, the other animals have had enough, and plot to rescue the duck. "The hens and the cow and the sheep got very upset. They loved the duck. So they held a meeting under the moon, and they made a plan for the morning. 'Moo!' said the cow. 'Baa!' said the sheep. 'Cluck!' said the hens. And THAT was the plan!"A most excellent story!
theCajunLibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A duck doing all the work of a farmer? In the case of this lovely picture book... yes. Duck and his farm animal friends cook up a scheme to get rid of the farmer, and hilarity ensues.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A duck is stuck doing all the work on a farm! Can his friends save him? A wonderful picture book that tells a fun story about animal friendship. It also makes for a great read aloud to children.
elfchild on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Animal Farm (the first half of it anyway) for young children. Duck works hard because the farmer is too lazy until the other animals come up with a plan. My husband has a ball adapting this one on the fly. There are no pigs on this farm so perhaps things will work out all right. Helen Oxenbury's watercolors are wonderful, filled with expression and detail that will delight an observant child.For those that care about such things, in addition to the title page, the board book is missing a page and a half (3 images) in which the farmer asks "How's the work?" and the duck answers "Quack!" and another page has been reduced to fit on a half page. These abridgements are have less impact that the absence of the two beautiful pictoral endpapers which picture a bare tree and tilled field in late fall or early winter at the beginning of the book and the same scene in summer with the tree in leaf and the field turning golden at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good story, about the virtues of laziness and selfishness. My daughter truly enjoys. Comes with cd, very well performed, makes the story come to life. Read at a very slow pace, so she can keep up with the story and enjoy the beautiful illustrations. We read several times a week since purchase.
ILoveToReadLH More than 1 year ago
A simple yet cute story about a duck who does all the work while the farmer stays in bed, and how his friends, the other barn animals, decide to do something about it.
2cat007 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story with a great ending,I recommend it for anybody that likes or loves children story books.
KMCmommy More than 1 year ago
I used to read this story to the toddlers at the daycare I worked and they loved it. So, I knew I needed to get the book for my now 2-year-old daughter. This story is a lot of fun as children can participate in the repeating dialogue. "How goes the work?" "Quack!"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old enjoys reading this book.
Gupple More than 1 year ago
Excellent read aloud.. tongue in cheek humor similar to more recent works of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin(Giggle, Giggle Quack, etc). Lessons of sloth vs cooperation are amusingly told, and illustrations capture wit of story. Five to seven years olds delighted by Farmer Duck. I never tire of reading it.
DanPhilLuk More than 1 year ago
It kind of fit in with other books my son and I like to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The recommendation says 3-6, but my 2 year-old loves this book. The pictures tell the story, and the repetition of the words is appealing to children. It is a great read-aloud.