Mr. Duck means business

by Sauer, Tammi.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Summary
All Duck wants in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm just don't understand. Can Duck make friends with his fellow barnyard animals and still get the peace and quiet he wants?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After stretching his wings at 6:00 and fluffing his feathers at 7:00, Mr. Duck glides contently across the perfectly still water at exactly 8:01 every morning. On one especially hot day, however, Mr. Duck's peaceful glide is interrupted, and his NO Visitors Welcome sign ignored by Pig's cannonball, Cow's belly flop, and the rest of the barnyard animals in a rowdy game of Marco Polo. Angered by the noisy disruption, Mr. Duck tapped. He flapped. He totally SNAPPED. After the animals fail to pick up on his frustration, Mr. Duck yells and demands that they leave. He soon finds his pond quiet again but maybe a little too quiet. When he discovers that sometimes life calls for a little noise, he changes his tune and his sign to welcome his new friends at 2:00 every afternoon. Exuberant acrylic illustrations highlight the barnyard animals' fun and Mr. Duck's dilemma as he learns the need for friendship and tolerance. Pair this with Doreen Cronin's Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2002) for another look at a take-charge duck.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mr. Duck enjoys solitude and follows a strict routine in his pond. "At precisely 8:01, he would glide across the perfectly still water," flanked by hand-painted signs that read "No Visitors Welcome" and "Don't Even Think About It." Everything changes one day when a pig does a cannonball off the dock, disrupting the tranquillity. "Mr. Duck [is] all set to give Pig a strongly worded speech regarding private property," when a delighted cow dives in, too, followed by a goat, horse, and chickens. Mack (Hush Little Polar Bear) plays up both the barnyard crew's aquatic glee (at one point the pig and cow do a synchronized swimming routine) as well as Mr. Duck's party-pooper reactions. Amid the festivities, a fuzzy yellow peep finally notices Duck's displeasure: "Perhaps we've overstayed our welcome." Mr. Duck resumes his routine, but, predictably, feels lonesome. He paints a revised sign allowing "noise" for two set hours every afternoon. The animals' merriment is always tangible, yet the fuddy-duddy's new regulations don't really redeem his preceding grumpiness. Even with his late-in-the-game compromise, Mr. Duck is never quite likable. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ducks -- Fiction.
Domestic animals -- Fiction.
Ponds -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Ducks -- Juvenile fiction.
Domestic animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Ponds -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Mack, Jeff.
Language English
Notes "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
ISBN 9781416985228 (hbk.)
1416985220 (hbk.)
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