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DUCK! - Meg McKinlay


By: Meg McKinlay, Nathaniel Eckstrom (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 1 July 2018

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A delightfully duckish picture book of farmyard disaster. Duck can see that something is falling from the sky. He tries to warn the other farmyard animals by telling them to "Duck!" but they won't listen ...A hilarious picture book of farmyard disaster by award-winning author Meg McKinlay and emerging illustrator Nathaniel Eckstrom. Book features :
  • This is an absolutely hilarious picture book from Meg McKinlay, the award-winning author of No Bears and Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros (both illustrated by Leila Rudge).
  • Featuring funny yet charming illustrations by upcoming illustrator Nathaniel Eckstrom.
  • A great book that begs reading aloud and active participation.

About the Author

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children’s writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm.

About the Author

Nathaniel Eckstrom is an illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked on a number of children’s picture books including The Ugly Duckling, Me and Moo and the Ricker Racker Club. DUCK!, written by Meg McKinlay, is his first book with Walker.
Industry Reviews
a humorous story with excellent illustrations * Child Blogger *
Duck! is awesome. * AllThingsMomSydney *

Duck! is a humorous picture book story about word play and confusing messages. Young readers will love the silliness of Duck's dilemma - and the other animals' inability to heed the warning as a tornado bears down on them. Picture clues will let readers in on what is happening, and the digital and acrylic illustration are filled with enough humour to make the characters endearing and the situation amusing.

Lots of fun in a story that will be requested again and again.

-- Sally Murphy * AussieReviews *
With funny and charming illustrations, Duck! is a fun book, perfect for reading aloud together. * Blog of Dad *
"Duck!" by Meg McKinlay is reminiscent of the tale of Henny Penny and her falling sky and is a fun and surprising story that will be read over and over again. * ReadPlus *
A good laugh and read-aloud for juniors. Adults will see the bigger picture although some may not. * Bob's Book Blog *
Exceptionally entertaining for young and old. * Boomerang Books *
An interesting story that has layers for further discussion... * Sharon Greenaway Reviews *

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