Duck for a Day

By Meg McKinlay; Leila Rudge (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763657840, 89pp.)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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What would you do to take care of the class duck for a day? A genuine, warm, and witty tale of determination and unlikely friendship.

Abby’s class has a duck named Max who waddles and quacks and makes your feet all warm when he sits on them. Even though Max is a duck with demands — from an ideal aquatic environment to fresh strawberries — Abby might get to take him home overnight, if she can make everything perfect. And Abby is sure she can do it. The problem is, weird Noah from next door wants to take Max home, too. Abby can hear him digging on his side of the fence, but she knows he’ll never get Max. A duck needs calm, and what can Noah do about his chaotic backyard and noisy sisters? Splashed with charming illustrations and brimming with humor and heart, this story of bestlaid plans and unexpected cooperation is one that every kid will relate to.




About the Author
Meg McKinlay is the author of many books for children, including the picture book No Bears and the chapter book Duck for a Day, both illustrated by Leila Rudge. About Below, she says, ?When I was thirteen, I stood on the edge of a drowned town, and that image has haunted me ever since. It's thrilling to see it come to life all these years later in the shape of a story.? Meg McKinlay lives in Australia.

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