Mr. Duck Means Business

Mr. Duck Means Business

By Tammi Sauer; Jeff Mack (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416985228, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011


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?

About the Author
Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is the author of many popular picture books, including Nugget and Fang, illustrated by Michael Slack, and Princess in Training, illustrated by Joe Berger. She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit her website at

JEFF MACK has been drawing since he was in first grade and is the illustrator ofmany books for children including Boo, Bunny! written by Kathryn Galbraith, and James Howe's Bunnicula and Friends series. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Praise For Mr. Duck Means Business

"Sauer’s dour and disciplined duck and his rhyming hissy fits will most definitely entertain. Mack’s furry and feathered wide-eyed animals rendered in ebullient acrylic are a great match for this fine farmyard fable." - KIRKUS

"Sauer’s clever use of language–“Mr. Duck grumbled. He mumbled. He flip-flop-fumbled”–will engage children and help soften the getting-along message in a humorous and likable way. Mack picks up on this note, filling the pages with color and action. The expressive characters (especially Mr. Duck) provide amusing touches in illustrations that sprawl across the pages. A pleasing book that offers a viable avenue for discussion about how sometimes compromise is the best way to go.–School Library Journal