MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS by Tammi Sauer

MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Duck enjoys his solitude and his schedule. 6:00: stretch. 7:00: fluff feathers. 8:01: "glide across the perfectly still water"…until one day cattails obscure the “NO” in his “NO VISITORS WELCOME” sign, and Pig cannonballs in for some fun. “Mr. Duck sputtered. He muttered. He tail-a-fluttered.” Pig doesn’t get the message. Before Duck can really state his case, Cow dives in for some synchronized water ballet. Mr. Duck tries to let them know just how he feels about the intrusion, but they’re joined by Goat, Sheep, Horse, Mouse, Chicken and ten chicks! “[T]he peace and quiet? It. Was. Gone.” Mr. Duck snaps, and they finally get it. But after everyone leaves, the quiet eventually gets to him, so he comes up with a plan to save his alone time and still have fun with new friends. Sauer’s dour and disciplined duck and his rhyming hissy fits will most definitely entertain. Mack’s furry and feathered wide-eyed animals rendered in ebullient acrylic are a great match for this fine farmyard fable. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4169-8522-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2010




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