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Mr. Duck Means Business (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Publisher Comments:

What Mr. Duck wants most in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm simply don’t understand. But as Mr. Duck discovers, sometimes peace and quiet can be just a little bit lonely. And making friends might mean making a little noise. Award-winning author Tammi Sauer presents a simple, short text that emphasizes the importance of friendship in a fun and effective way, with a sweet—but not too sweet—ending that will have children clamoring for repeated readings.

Review:

"Mr. Duck enjoys solitude and follows a strict routine in his pond. 'At precisely 8:01, he would glide across the perfectly still water,' flanked by hand-painted signs that read 'No Visitors Welcome' and 'Don't Even Think About It.' Everything changes one day when a pig does a cannonball off the dock, disrupting the tranquillity. 'Mr. Duck all set to give Pig a strongly worded speech regarding private property,' when a delighted cow dives in, too, followed by a goat, horse, and chickens. Mack (Hush Little Polar Bear) plays up both the barnyard crew's aquatic glee (at one point the pig and cow do a synchronized swimming routine) as well as Mr. Duck's party-pooper reactions. Amid the festivities, a fuzzy yellow peep finally notices Duck's displeasure: 'Perhaps we've overstayed our welcome.' Mr. Duck resumes his routine, but, predictably, feels lonesome. He paints a revised sign allowing 'noise' for two set hours every afternoon. The animals' merriment is always tangible, yet the fuddy-duddy's new regulations don't really redeem his preceding grumpiness. Even with his late-in-the-game compromise, Mr. Duck is never quite likable. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

What Mr. Duck wants most in the world is a little bit of piece and quiet, but the other animals on the farm simply don't understand. But as Mr. Duck discovers, sometimes peace and quiet can be just a little bit lonely. Full color.

Synopsis:

All Duck wants in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm just don't understand. Can Duck make friends with his fellow barnyard animals and still get the peace and quiet he wants?

About the Author

Tammi Sauer has worked as both a teacher and library media specialist.  Her first book Cowboy Camp illustrated by Mike Reed was named a 2006 finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, a Barnes & Noble 2005 “Holiday Pick,” and selected for Nevada Young Readers’ Award Reading List for 2007.  She also is the author of Chicken Dance, illustrated by Dan Santat a  2009 NAPPA Gold Medal Award, Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book, and 2010 Oklahoma Book Award winner which Publishers Weekly called "sublime silliness" and the author of Mostly Monsterly, illustrated by Scott Magoon. Ms. Sauer lives with her husband and children in Oklahoma. Visit her online at tammisauer.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416985228
Author:
Sauer, Tammi
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Illustrator:
Mack, Jeff
Author:
Mack, Jeff
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c; reflective
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416985228 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mr. Duck enjoys solitude and follows a strict routine in his pond. 'At precisely 8:01, he would glide across the perfectly still water,' flanked by hand-painted signs that read 'No Visitors Welcome' and 'Don't Even Think About It.' Everything changes one day when a pig does a cannonball off the dock, disrupting the tranquillity. 'Mr. Duck all set to give Pig a strongly worded speech regarding private property,' when a delighted cow dives in, too, followed by a goat, horse, and chickens. Mack (Hush Little Polar Bear) plays up both the barnyard crew's aquatic glee (at one point the pig and cow do a synchronized swimming routine) as well as Mr. Duck's party-pooper reactions. Amid the festivities, a fuzzy yellow peep finally notices Duck's displeasure: 'Perhaps we've overstayed our welcome.' Mr. Duck resumes his routine, but, predictably, feels lonesome. He paints a revised sign allowing 'noise' for two set hours every afternoon. The animals' merriment is always tangible, yet the fuddy-duddy's new regulations don't really redeem his preceding grumpiness. Even with his late-in-the-game compromise, Mr. Duck is never quite likable. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , What Mr. Duck wants most in the world is a little bit of piece and quiet, but the other animals on the farm simply don't understand. But as Mr. Duck discovers, sometimes peace and quiet can be just a little bit lonely. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , All Duck wants in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm just don't understand. Can Duck make friends with his fellow barnyard animals and still get the peace and quiet he wants?
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