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  • 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 x 0.5 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,239 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 By A Customer on 5 July 2000
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 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Theodora Ainsworth on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Taverner4 on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pandora on 7 Nov 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kaz04 on 21 April 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oasis Juniors on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Audrey Reid on 11 Oct 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss K. Boxall on 28 Sep 2011
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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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