Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrated by: Helen Oxenbury
Paperback: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 4 - 7
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the duck worked, the farmer lay in bed - until one day the other animals decided to take action!Awards:
- Winner of the Smarties Book Prize 1991
- British Book Awards Children's Illustrated Book of the Year 1991
From The Critics:
Children's Book of the Year
"Exceptional ... a book to linger over. Martin Waddell's text is simple and spare but it carries a powerful message."
The Sunday Times
"Marvellously expressiver pictures and a satisfying text make this the outstanding picture book of the year."