Duck for a Day

Duck for a Day


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What would you do to take care of the class duck for a day? A genuine, warm, and witty tale of determination and unlikely friendship.

Abby’s class has a duck named Max who waddles and quacks and makes your feet all warm when he sits on them. Even though Max is a duck with demands — from an ideal aquatic environment to fresh strawberries — Abby might get to take him home overnight, if she can make everything perfect. And Abby is sure she can do it. The problem is, weird Noah from next door wants to take Max home, too. Abby can hear him digging on his side of the fence, but she knows he’ll never get Max. A duck needs calm, and what can Noah do about his chaotic backyard and noisy sisters? Splashed with charming illustrations and brimming with humor and heart, this story of bestlaid plans and unexpected cooperation is one that every kid will relate to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763657840
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Meg McKinlay is a poet as well as a children's writer. She lives in Australia and divides her time between writing and teaching at the University of Western Australia.

Leila Rudge received a degree in illustration from Bath Spa University in her native England and now lives in Australia.

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Duck for a Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
This one is a must read for the 4-10 crowd. So much fun! We loved every second of this wonderful book! Synopsis: Mrs. Melvino has something completely new. Completely odd. Completely fascinating. A duck. A pet duck. Hmmm. Don’t classroom pets usually get to go home with the class? Mrs. Melvino says yes… If they are able to provide the proper environment. Who will be the first to get the duck?