Hit The Ball, Duck
Written by Jez Alborough
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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+)
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.
'Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.'
'Alborough's text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.'
'Colourful, arresting and busting with action.'
'A really great story; the best Duck book so far.'
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