Saturday, 23 June 2012

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy old farmer. The duck did the work and the farmer stayed all day in bed.

Poor Duck. He is so tired, and fed up that the other animals make a plan to get rid of the lazy old farmer once and for all and take over the farm themselves.

This is my favourite book of all time!  The story is simple, charming and heart-warming. The text is beautifully written in a lilting, rhythmical style which flows perfectly, and Helen Oxenbury's illustrations are wonderful. 

Activities and Discussion 
What jobs does the Duck do on the farm?
Do you know anyone who works as hard as the Duck?
What do you think you could do to help them?

Other great books by Martin Waddell
  • Pig in the Pond 
  • Can't you sleep Little Bear
  • Dirty Great Dinosaur
To visit Martin Waddell's Web page, click here

Farmer Duck is published by Walker Books

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