READ BY HARRY ENFIELD. Hilarious, action-packed new title in the bestselling Duck in the Truck series from highly-regarded picture book creator, Jez Alborough. READ BY HARRY ENFIELD. Make way SUPER DUCK is here! Goat is eager to try out his new kite with the help of friends, Sheep and Frog. But, just they are about to see if it will fly, Super Duck arrives in his super truck. And, as always when Duck is around, things are bound to go wrong! Indeed it is not long before Frog is carried up into the sky on the end of the kite's string. Poor Frog! Can Super Duck save the day?
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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 competitive world of children's books. Jez was runner-up for the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book, 'Bare Bear'. He has now written and illustrated more than thirty children's books, including 'Duck in a Truck', 'Where's My Teddy?' and 'Hug'. Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2—After reading Super Duck, Duck dons a cape and mask and tries a variety of ways to get Goat's kite up in the air. His friends patiently let him try his own ideas, like using a truck to fly the kite, before coming up with their own conventional solutions. Finally the superhero comes through with an unexpected maneuver. Alborough's short, amusing rhyming couplets keep the text moving along fluidly, making the book a good choice for storytimes. Each spread has several panels of illustrations, which will remind readers of other, more successful superheroes. The characters' movements and energy sometimes cause them to break out of the boundaries of their panels, creating a dynamic feel. All in all, this funny book is about friendship—the protagonist is allowed his individuality, but is supported when things don't work out. A gem.—Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007315473