'Ahoy there, sailors!' comes a cry. 'Is this a boating trip I spy?' If there are seas to be explored, make way...CAPTAIN DUCK'S ON BOARD! In this hilarious follow-up to the highly-successful Duck in the Truck and Fix-it Duck, things get even more out of hand when Duck takes the long-suffering Frog and Sheep on a trip out to sea in Goat's boat! But although Duck likes to think of himself as an expert sailor he soon runs into problems and the friends have to spend a long, cold night out on the rolling waves.
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Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitve world of children’s books.Jez has now written and illustrated over thirty picture books for children, he was runner up of the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book Bare Bear.Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-The lovable yet disruptive protagonist from Duck in the Truck (2000) and Fix-It Duck (2002, both HarperCollins) is back. Puttering along in his bright red truck, he runs out of fuel. What to do? He snatches a can of gas out of Goat's shed, but his getaway is quickly diverted by the sight of Frog heading to the dock for a boat ride with Goat and Sheep. As Goat runs back for something (it turns out to be gas), he warns them not to touch "the string." Along comes Duck, who can't resist, and soon Frog is waterskiing behind the out-of-control boat. When it runs out of gas, a long night washed out to sea is in store for the friends. Finally, they drift in on the tide, and Goat "busts" the bird for his fuel thievery. A comic ending shows Duck heading off for more gas while the others are back out in the boat. As in the previous two (mis)adventures, Alborough uses funny rhymes and words to great effect. The animals burst out of the boisterous, colorful pictures, which are sometimes in sequenced frames across a spread to show the course of events. This tale will definitely be a crowd pleaser for the preschool set, especially if paired with Eric Rohmann's My Friend Rabbit (Roaring Brook, 2002) for a storyhour on well-meaning, yet trouble-packing friends.
Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT
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Book Description Collins Audio, 2003. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2778909800