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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 finally collapses ...
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 finally collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come to the rescue with a simple but heroic plan.
Candlewick Storybook Animation packages include:
* A full-color hardcover picture book
* A dual-disk DVD/CD with full animated story and two audio read-along versions of the text — one with page-turn prompts
* A full-color poster, plus a sheet of reusable stickers!
With bonus author interview
When a kind and hardworking duck nearly collapses from overwork, while taking care of a farm because the owner is too lazy to do so, the rest of the animals get together and chase the farmer out of town.
This versatile title offers a unique package of interactive opportunities. Martin Waddell's winning tale (Candlewick, 1992) of a duck who is overworked by the lazy farmer and the farm animals who band together to help him and exact revenge on his master is complemented by Helen Oxenbury's humorous watercolor and pencil illustrations which have been moderately animated. The female narrator uses onomatopoeia to tell the story, and appropriate piano and banjo music complement the telling. The reverse side of the DVD contains a CD read-along with two readings of the story: one is identical to the DVD narration, and the other contains page-turn signals and is read at a slower pace, without as many sound effects to distract emerging readers. This delightful tale of community and perseverance will be useful for story times as well as independent viewing.-Kirsten Martindale, formerly Menomonie Public Library, WI
Posted January 6, 2012
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!"Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.