Hit The Ball, Duck by Jez Alborough
  

Hit The Ball, Duck

Written by Jez Alborough

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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+)

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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.

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Paperback

Author

Jez Alborough
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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

3rd April 2006

ISBN

9780007302918

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