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*Fix-It Duck* by Jez Alborough

Also by Jez Alborough:

Duck in the Truck

Hit the Ball Duck!

Fix-It Duck
by Jez Alborough
Ages 4-8 40 pages HarperCollins March 2002 Hardcover    

Jez Alborough's splendidly unaware Duck is back for a new adventure. After a warm bath on a rainy day, Duck sits down to a cup of tea. Plop! The rain has started to leak through the roof of his hillside cottage. There is only one mallard fit for this job. Fix-it Duck!
A leaking roof?
A window stuck?
These are jobs for FIX-IT DUCK!
A series of misguided repairs take Duck from his cozy cottage to Sheep's mobile home and into Goat's lake. Only Frog can make sense of all the events that create a lake in Duck's house and a house in Goat's lake. The action-packed adventure is a quick splash into the world of these colorful characters. The incredibly expressive faces tell the whole story while Duck tears apart the countryside with reckless abandon.

Jez Alborough's outstanding illustrations and rapid-fire rhymes put Duck and his friends into a beautifully fun world that is completely unforgettable. With over 20 years in children's books, Alborough has created beloved characters in gorgeous little books. Duck and his friends are no exception.

This is a book designed to read out loud. The pictures jump from the page and every rhyme pops like popcorn from the mouth of an excited reader. Children of any age will enjoy Alborough's timeless style and the detail he adds to each image.

This children's book is simple, yet wonderfully complicated. Each trip through Duck's adventure unearths new details in the scenes and invites readers to keep coming back to this fun book. Fix-It Duck is a splendid way to spend a rainy afternoon with your child.

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