Farmer Duck Paperback – 4 Sep 1995
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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 Big Book edition is also available.
This book will be bought for years. The Independent on Sunday Marvellously expressive pictures and a satisfying text make this the outstanding picture book of the year. The Sunday Times Helen Oxenbury's illustrations speak volumes... They're a perfect match for Martin Waddell's equally excellent text. Books for KeepsSee all Product Description
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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
My 2 year old grandson loves this story and the illustrations. He joins in with the refrain.Published 2 months ago by Sue
Always been favourite, bought for present, as my own children ( now grown up ) loved this book and now another firm favouritePublished 11 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 11 months ago by Claire McNally
Martin Waddell at his best , honest funny and to the point . A great book to read out loud .Published 15 months ago by Orla
I brought this for my nephew and he absolutely loves it. Very speedy delivery I would defiantly recommendPublished 17 months ago by dena jones