Recommended as part of the Building Bridges of Understanding for Infants to 6th Class to support children’s use of questioning.
‘How goes the work?’ called the farmer. The duck answered, ‘Quack!’ While the poor duck works, the lazy farmer lies in bed, until one day the farm animals decide to take action! This is a read-aloud picture book with an accompanying CD read by comedian Harry Enfield.
About the Author
Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. His work includes the multi-million selling Big and Little Bear series. He has won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Martin lives in Northern Ireland. Helen Oxenbury is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of our time. Among her countless books for children is the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Helen lives in north London.
‘Farmer Duck’ is an amusing fable. Martin Waddell’s awards include the Smarties Book Prize for ‘Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?’, and ‘Farmer Duck’, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award for ‘The Park in the Dark’ and the Best Books for Babies Award for ‘Rosies Babies’. His other books include ‘The Big Big Sea’, ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Let’s Go Home Little Bear’, ‘John Joe and the Hen’ and the ‘Little Dracula’ books. Helen Oxenbury won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1979, and her books include ‘Animal Allsorts’ and ‘Curious Creatures’. She has three times been Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and three times won the Smarties Book Prize, for ‘Farmer Duck, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘So Much’.
Farmer Duck is available in paperback, Big Book,play, Book & DVD, Book & CD, Read and Respond teachers guide