One Duck Stuck (Board book)

By Phyllis Root, Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763611040, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2003)
Paperback (3/25/2008)
Hardcover (5/1/1998)

List Price: 6.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Count all of the animals who come splishing, plunking, slooshing to the rescue in this counting board book!

Can two fish, tails going swish, help? Will three moose, munching on spruce, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? Perfectly sized for small hands, this counting rhyme is a feast of sounds and numbers that will have young listeners scrambling to join the slippy, sloppy fun!


About the Author

Phyllis Root says she wanted One Duck Stuck to be "a north woods wetlands counting book, accurate to the marshes of Minnesota. All the animals are actually found there. I love to go canoeing and camping, and this book is a composite of my experiences."

Jane Chapman does all her painting in her kitchen, looking out onto the garden. "The color blue in One Duck Stuck is the exact same blue that's in my kitchen," she says. Although she has a pet tortoise named Muggs, who at age 70 is a family heirloom, one day she would like to have a duck as well.


Praise For One Duck Stuck

Just as the title of this satisfying counting book says, there's one duck stuck (in the muck, as it turns out). Different groups of marshland creatures, from two fish to ten dragonflies, appear with an offer of help . . . [children will be] enchanted by Chapman's vibrant pictures and the immensely satisfying sounds and rhythms of Root's text.
—Publishers Weekly

Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book not only contains bright bold illustrations but also has lots of 'clomp, clomp' and 'splish, splash,' as well as other sound effects that children will love to replicate... great fun and sure to become an instant favorite among the toddler crowd.
—Booklist

[A] merry counting book . . . Root's bouncy tale, aided by rousing watercolor illustrations, would be a delight even if the duck in question didn't eventually manage to fly free of 'the muggy, buggy marsh.'
—Parenting