Hit The Ball, Duck by Jez Alborough
  

Hit The Ball, Duck

Written by Jez Alborough

3+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Duck and his friends have already a number of serious disasters: Duck’s exuberance tends to get the better of him. Here, the friends are off to play with bat and ball. Everyone has a job to do, Goat will bowl, Sheep can catch, Frog will call when Duck is out and, Duck will bat. But Duck’s first whack sends the ball flying high into a tree where it firmly sticks. How the animals get the ball out of the tree involves one calamity after another before the game can resume. Told in bouncing rhyming couplets which perfectly capture the daftness of the plot, this makes perfect reading aloud. (2+)

Synopsis

Hit The Ball, Duck by Jez Alborough

Duck and friends go out one day
with a bat, a ball and a glove to play.

Duck hits the ball – but where does it fall?
On a branch in the tree, now they can’t play at all.

Frog has an idea, Duck lends a hand
but nothing turns out quite as planned.

About the Author

Jez Alborough

Jez Alborough is a hugely popular, award-winning author and illustrator of books for children, well-known for his stories about Bobo the chimp, star of Hug, Tall and Yes, as well as his tales about Eddy and the Bear, which inspired a BAFTA-winning animated TV series. He lives in Richmond, Surrey.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Jez Alborough
More books by Jez Alborough

Author's Website

www.jezalborough.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

3rd April 2006

ISBN

9780007302918

Categories


I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****