Duck in the Truck

Duck in the Truck

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by Jez Alborough
     
 

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Uh-oh! Duck is stuck!

Duck is driving home in his truck, when both he and the truck get stuck insome muck — yuck! But along comes a Frog from a bush who offers to push,then a Sheep in a jeep, and a Goat in a boat. Are the three friends strongenough to get the truck unstuck, or is Duck just plain out of luck?

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Uh-oh! Duck is stuck!

Duck is driving home in his truck, when both he and the truck get stuck insome muck — yuck! But along comes a Frog from a bush who offers to push,then a Sheep in a jeep, and a Goat in a boat. Are the three friends strongenough to get the truck unstuck, or is Duck just plain out of luck?

Join Duck and his friends in this quacking good read-aloud for some good, messy fun.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"This is the Duck driving home in a truck./ This is the track which is taking him back." So begins this deliciously percussive rhyming story of a feathered truck driver who becomes mired in muck and the three animal Good Samaritans (a frog, a sheep and a goat) who try to help him. As Alborough's (It's the Bear; My Friend Bear) words roll out in an infectious, hard-hitting beat with more than a few rhythmic surprises, he metes out his bold pictures in perfect accompaniment. A triptych of vignettes creates a slow-motion effect as the truck first strikes a rock, is then shown aloft, and finally hits the muck; close-up spreads focus on the exasperated characters attempting to budge the vehicle. With light-hearted tension, wry characterizations and lots of squishy mud, this tale makes for a quacking good read-aloud. Ages 3-6. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly
"A deliciously percussive rhyming story of a feathered truck driver who becomes mired in muck and the three animal Good Samaritans who try and help him," wrote PW. "A quacking good read-aloud." Ages 3-6. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064438339
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Jez Alborough is the author/illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Cuddly Dudley, Where's My Teddy?, Watch Out!Big Bro's Coming!, Balloon, It's the Bear, My Friend Bear, and Bare Bear, a runner-up for England's prestigious Mother Goose Award. Mr. Alborough lives with his wife in London, England.

Jez Alborough is the author/illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Cuddly Dudley, Where's My Teddy?, Watch Out!Big Bro's Coming!, Balloon, It's the Bear, My Friend Bear, and Bare Bear, a runner-up for England's prestigious Mother Goose Award. Mr. Alborough lives with his wife in London, England.

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Duck in the Truck 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LissaM More than 1 year ago
I had this when my oldest daughter was younger and she is 12 years old. Now that I have a second child (7 years old), I had to get the book again. It is the cutest book and my kids think it is so funny. My oldest daughter remembers the book because either I read it to her or she read it herself on many many occasions. This as a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Duck gets his truck stuck in the mud and needs to get it out. As the animals try to help him, they get stuck in the muck. He finally gets his car out, but the animals are still stuck in the mud. I liked the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for teaching rhyming. It's also funny and kids love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great illustrations and stuff to point out for young readers. Short enough for dad not to fall asleep reading.