Fix-it Duck

Author(s): Jez Alborough

Picture Books

Plop! goes the drip that drops from the cup. Duck looks down and Duck looks up. 'A leak in the roof, oh! What bad luck. This is a job for FIX-IT DUCK.' So begins the hilarious new adventure of Duck and his friends Sheep, Goat and Frog. Duck decides that not only can he fix his own leaking roof, but that Sheep with his broken window would also benefit from his DIY expertise...Of course, by the time Duck has lent a hand, his hapless friends are left requiring even more repair work than they did in the first place! And what caused Duck's leaking roof? Could it be that he forgot to turn his bath tap off?!? Age 3-7 Review: 'A rumbustious story... Great fun' The Bookseller 'A jaunty delight' The Guardian Reviews for Duck in the Truck include: 'Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.' TES Primary 'With light-hearted tension, wry characterisations and lots of squishy mud, this tale makes for a quacking good read-aloud.' Publishers Weekly, US 'Albourough's text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.' Junior 'Colourful, arresting and busting with action.' Child Education Prizes: Shortlisted for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 2002. First published 2001. !

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Shortlisted for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 2002.

'A rumbustious story... Great fun' The Bookseller 'A jaunty delight' The Guardian Reviews for Duck in the Truck include: 'Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.' TES Primary 'With light-hearted tension, wry characterisations and lots of squishy mud, this tale makes for a quacking good read-aloud.' Publishers Weekly, US 'Albourough's text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.' Junior 'Colourful, arresting and busting with action.' Child Education

Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitve world of children's books. Jez has now written and illustrated over thirty picture books for children, he was runner up of the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book Bare Bear. Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.

General Fields

  • : 9780007106240
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • : July 2002
  • : 236mm X 264mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.914
  • : From 3 To 7
  • : 40
  • : illustrations, (some colour )
  • : Jez Alborough
  • : Paperback
  • : Jez Alborough