- Paperback: 33 pages
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Sept. 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0744547792
- ISBN-13: 978-0744547795
- Product Dimensions: 37.5 x 0.5 x 40.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 680,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Farmer Duck (Big Books Series) Paperback – 2 Sep 1996
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A lazy and fat farmer spends all day in bed, eating chocolates and reading the newspaper, while his poor duck has to do all the work on the farm. One evening, the exhausted duck collapses in tears, to be comforted by chickens. The farm animals are very fond of the duck, and outraged by the farmer's behaviour, so they hatch a plan.
This engaging cross between Cinderella and George Orwell's Animal Farm, won the Smarties Book Prize, was British Book Awards Children's Illustrated Book of the Year and was also Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. (Ages 4 to 8)--Lisa Gee
A regular size edition is also available.
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"Exceptional...a book to linger over. Martin Waddell's text is simple and spare but it carries a powerful message." - CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "Marvellously expressive pictures and a satisfying text make this the outstanding picture book of the year." - THE SUNDAY TIMES --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a fantastic book, with catchy phrases, a great storyline and lovely pictures that children are sure to enjoy. It has certainly made it into my collection of happy childhood memories!
As she has matured she loves it more as she grasps the concept - telling me that 'I'm like Farmer Duck' when I asked her to do something the other day and she thought I was doing nothing like the lazy farmer. I do wonder if the farmer was depressed though..must be something to do with the state of farming today? It's still one of our favourites along with fix it duck and the three billy goats fluff.
A brilliant children's book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always been favourite, bought for present, as my own children ( now grown up ) loved this book and now another firm favouritePublished 5 months ago by susan wheeler
Brilliant story about a poor put upon duck and how others help him overcome his struggle - my 2 year old loves it!!Published 5 months ago by Claire McNally
Martin Waddell at his best , honest funny and to the point . A great book to read out loud .Published 9 months ago by Orla
I brought this for my nephew and he absolutely loves it. Very speedy delivery I would defiantly recommendPublished 11 months ago by dena jones
Bought for the grandchildren aged 6 and 3 for Christmas 2014. The greeting from both of them every time they come on the phone is now: 'how goes the work?'. Read morePublished 12 months ago by FromHolland