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Fix-It Duck [Board book]

Jez Alborough
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mar 2007 Duck

A brand new, toddler-friendly edition of this best-selling picture book.

Plop! goes the drip that drops from the cup.
Duck looks down and Duck looks up.
‘A leak in the roof, oh! What bad luck.
This is a job for FIX-IT DUCK.’

Can he fix it? No he can't! Duck wants to show off his DIY skills. But, the trouble is, when Duck starts fixing things, the problems are only just beginning…

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers; Brdbk edition (Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933605308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933605302
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,775,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jez Alborough is the author and illustrator of over 45 books for children. His Eddy and the Bear trilogy (which began with the much-loved Where's My Teddy in 1992) has sold nearly four and a half million copies and was made into an award-winning animated television series.

Duck in the Truck (published in 1999) heralded the start of another bestselling series, this time featuring the irrepressible Duck and his three friends - Frog, Goat and Sheep. There are currently nine books in the Duck series and 1.2 million copies have been sold.

In 2000 Jez created Hug - a powerful and touching book of only three words about a baby chimpanzee called Bobo who loses his Mom. Oprah Winfrey raved about it on her show when she chose it for her recommended reading list while Richard Curtis (the writer and director of Four Weddings and a Funeral) selected it as one of his 'Best Books', calling it 'classic family drama which holds up well next to Jez's other masterpieces.' Bobo went on to star in two more classics; Tall ( which along with Hug won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award) and Yes. The series has sold 1.76 million copies.

Jez's latest publictaion is Six Little Chicks and next in production is a new rhyming series introducing Nat the Cat and his two friends Hugo the Hare and Billy the Goat. You can share Nat the Cat's journey from idea to publication as it happens in my Book Blog).

Jez lives in West London. You can read more about his books in the library. His official Facebook page is and you can follow him on Twitter @JezAlborough.

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Amazon Review

Jez Alborough has a talent for telling a tall tale or two; in Fix-it Duck he surpasses himself. Enter one rather ridiculous--and, frankly, not very bright--duck on a mission to fix a leaky roof. What follows is a gloriously farcical farmyard adventure that will have tots and adults giggling merrily.

Fabulously bright, detailed illustrations capture the mood of the humourous text beautifully, making this divinely comic picture book for the very young an absolute must-read for everyone who has ever tried their hand at a little DIY. (Ages 2 and over.) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


‘With a nod to Dr. Seuss and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and rhythm as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining.’ Child Education

Reviews for Duck in the Truck:

‘Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.’ TES Primary

‘Alborough’s text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.’ Junior

‘Colourful, arresting and busting with action.’ Child Education

Praise for Hit the Ball Duck:
‘A really great story; the best Duck book so far.’ The Guardian

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, fantastic, fantastic, fantastic 26 Jan 2002
By A Customer
I used to weep with boredom when reading bedtime stories about little red hens and Old Farmers, this is different. Its funny, genuinely funny. I am not a man easily moved to laughter, (since I have a two year old who is an insomniac,who together with his 4 year old brother who are about as easy to please as a taliban warrior with piles.
Fix it Duck does the trick. It is beyond doubt the finest childrens book that adults can also enjoy I have yet encountered, funny, brilliantly illustrated...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duck is back!! 1 May 2002
This wonderful sequel to the fabulous Duck in the Truck is a must have for any parent or primary teacher. Duck is back and this time there is a hole in his roof and water is dripping's time for him to become fix-it-duck. For those who are friends of duck, you know that this is not something he is likely to be good at, and so the fun begins. This book features the regular cast of Duck, Sheep and Goat, and it's worth keeping your eye out for Frog. A great combination of rhyming vocabulary and enticing illustrations that combine to tell the story...fantastic!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top notch waterfowl mayhem 5 Dec 2002
This is one of those books that I knew by heart within a week of owning it. My son (2.5 years when we first found the book) would have no other bedtime book for a long time. And he would shout out "Fix-it Duck" at the appropiate moments in the story.
Duck is one of those over-enthusiastic fellows who sweeps up his friends (Sheep, Goat and Frog) in a whirl of energy and good intentions, but with a never-ending trail of destruction behind him.
The story is told in easy-reading rhyme and the pictures are delightful, with plenty of little details to spot (handy for parents on endless repeat readings). Even the illustrations inside the front and back covers add to the story. Pay attention to what's happening!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - but careful which you buy 29 Aug 2008
By Anna
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
OK - Fix It Duck is absolutely brilliant, I love it and force my 19-month old son to listen to it again and again and again (luckily, he quite likes it too).

BUT one of the versions on amazon is the American version - the differences are small but I found them very annoying ("'A flat,' says Duck"/ "he forgot to turn his faucet off!"). I think it's the version published by Kane/Miller that's American.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and Long-Lived 1 May 2002
My son (and I) have loved this story from the first day we opened it, when he was barely two, till now, six months on. It is a book that warrants reading and re-reading, with wonderful details on each page. Of course, the book cost us additional money, because then our son needed a tool box "like fix-it duck's" - I merely hope he will prove to be more competent when he uses them than that poor bird!
The rhymes encourage him to learn and repeat the story, and it is a book we keep coming back to. One of the few young children's books it is a joy to re-read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandmas please note 15 Oct 2006
This was the first Jez Alborough title we bought for our younger granddaughter, who was about 18 months at the time. She loved the story, the rhythm of the words, and the wonderful illustrations. It was her favourite book for a long time and wanted it reading so often that she soon knew the words by heart.

I think she enjoyed the 'naughtiness' of the Duck who is always creating havoc for his friends, and also the ending - if you've not read it I won't spoil it for you - which rounds the whole story.

Our elder grandaughter, around 3 and a half when we first bought it, also found it great fun and even now, aged 5, will still ask to hear the story.

We have since bought nearly all the Duck in the Truck stories, and they are all read time and time again. We even saw our younger granddaughter 'reading' it to her baby doll the other day - sweet.

A super present for the little ones.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duck in a truck returns to cause more mahem! 19 Mar 2002
By A Customer
If you liked Duck in a Truck, you'll love this book as well. Disaster prone Duck causes problems for sheep, frog and goat in this tale which keeps kids and parents entertained. Loads of detail in the pictures means you keep noticing more of the action, and there are lots of opportunities for children to join in with the story. A favourite anytime book in our house!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fix It Duck A Great Book 7 Aug 2002
By A Customer
This book has a good plot, is visually exciting for both child and parent, has a story within a story...where is Frog??
A good book to use in the development of stories and imaginative play.
My son knows it off by heart and tells the story to anyone who will sit down long enough to listen.
Thanks Jez Alborough...
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