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*Hit the Ball Duck!* by Jez Alborough

Also by Jez Alborough:

Duck in the Truck

Fix-It Duck


Hit the Ball Duck!
by Jez Alborough
Baby-preschool 32 pages Kane/Miller March 2006 Hardcover    

Duck is up to his antics again as Jez Alborough delivers another great adventure. In Hit the Ball Duck, Duck and his friends Goat, Sheep, and Frog are off to play ball in the park. It doesn’t take long until Duck has the ball stuck in a tree. In true Duck fashion, he manages to make the situation worse by also getting the bat and glove stuck in the same tree. Not to fear, however, as Frog, although he is too little to play, is surely there to save the day.

This book is full of quirky rhymes, great action words, distinct characters, and a sense of doom for duck’s decision-making abilities. Through teamwork, they are able to solve the problem and prove that size does not always match ability.

An oversized book full of colorful adventurous pictures, it is a draw to both the little and the big. The rhythmic flow and LOUD action-packed words makes reading the story aloud an absolute pleasure.

Hit the Ball Duck is an adventure to read. The rhymes and choice of fun, active words encourage drama in reading and smiles and giggles to those who are listening. Hit the Ball Duck will quickly become a favorite to be read and enjoyed over and over again.

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