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Farmer Duck [Paperback]

Martin Waddell , Helen Oxenbury
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Book Description

4 Sep 1995
"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".

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Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (4 Sep 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074453660X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744536607
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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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

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
A sensitive story about exploitation which will be understood by the very youngest of children: downtrodden Duck works for gluttonous, lazy Farmer until his friends plan a rebellion on his behalf. The language is lyrical, the illustrations beautiful, and my children loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy childhood memories 13 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
My mum bought this book for my brother when he was young as he was a great lover of ducks! I can remember sitting down to read it, one of his first words was "quack." Even now, as an adult of almost 27, my mum will telephone me and ask "How goes the work?"

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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book 12 Feb 2013
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Excellent service. many thanks and well done a wonderful addition to my daughters collection as she really loves her books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farmer Duck 7 Nov 2012
By Pandora
Format:Paperback
Loved the story- used it with my year 2 class of 6 year olds. They really enjoyed the story. Great illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farmer duck - funny wee story 21 April 2012
By Kaz04
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
my grand-daughter loves this book as she can interact and respond in telling the story. Good for farm animal sounds etc., it's funny too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farmer Duck is happy at last! 23 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
We thought this story was exciting and hilarious when the farm animals tipped the lazy farmer out of his bed. We loved the illustrations!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farmer Duck 11 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
Great book. Very funny, my grandson loves the book and the dvd. I found it really easy to to interact with my grandson using the book/dvd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Had this as a child. 28 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
When I was a child I had this book and I think it is brilliant. It's very like a children's version of Animal Farm, which in my opinion is really good. When I read Animal Farm a couple of years ago I kept thinking of this book. I still find myself quoting it now, 'How goes the work?'. I fully intend to buy this book for my children if it is still being printed by then!
A brilliant children's book.
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