Here's a duck who's into everything - cooking, sports, painting, gardening, The more fun she has, the muckier she gets!
Finally it's bath time. How long will it be before the duck and her boy are mucky all over again?
Sure enough, not very long at all.
This story featuring a boy and his very self- possessed duck is full of hilarious and delightful moments and details.
About the Author
Sally Grindley is the author of over 30 books for children and has an astounding four or her books short-listed for the Smarties prize. Her previous books for Blomsbury include Who is It? Sally lives in Gloucestershire.
About the Illustrator
Neal Layton is an astounding talent in children's illustration. His first picture book was The Photo and his second for Bloomsbury, Rover , with Michael Rosen has been an astounding success worldwide. He is a talent to watch as he has been selected by none other than Quentin Blake, the Children's Laureate to appear in a nationwide travelling exhibition called 'A Baker's Dozen' which is Quentin's selection of the finest talent in children's illustration today. Neal lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
In this charming book, Smarties Prize-winning author Sally Grindley tells the tale of Oliver Dunkley, who befriends a duck that lives in his garden pond. Just like Oliver, the duck is supposed to be clean, and is sometimes, but the activities he loves tend to get in the way somewhat. Mucky Duck loves cooking but the ingredients go everywhere, usually over him. He's passionate about football, especially diving to make a save. Painting is a favourite activity that leaves Mucky Duck as splattered as his work and gardening is little better for keeping those feathers clean. And his love of water doesn't extend to baths, where he has to submit to rubs and scrubs. Oliver, a fellow sufferer, endures the same water torture, but the pair escape with relief, only to become mucky ducks all over again. Superbly illustrated by Neal Layton. Ages 2-4 (Kirkus UK)
Series: Bloomsbury Paperbacks Ser.
Number Of Pages: 26
Published: 5th October 2003
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 24.6 x 0.240
Weight (kg): 0.19