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Suitable for 5 - 7 years

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Product description

This funny book is set on a farm. But where is the farmer? He’s so lazy he lies in bed all day, and bullies poor Duck into doing all the work. The other farm animals think it’s very unfair. And when Duck collapses in tears, the others decide to strike back. Watch out, Farmer! Such a classic: wonderful pictures from Helen Oxenbury, combined with a touching story about kindness and standing up for your friends.

  • An all-time classic with a powerful message of fairness
  • Winner – Greenaway Medal and Kurt Maschler Award
  • Written by bestselling Owl Babies author Martin Waddell
  • Artwork by the illustrator of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

“Marvellously expressive pictures and a satisfying text make this the outstanding picture book of the year.” Sunday Times

Product Details

Catalogue number

5035 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

January 19th, 2001

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.2; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages


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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 3 March 2015

    realy enjoid it i like it when scare the farmer

    5out of 5
  2. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 9 March 2014

    This is a amazing timeless story. I recommend this book to every young reader.

  3. Bellasara 113282

    on 8 March 2014

    I used to love this book the duck is the main character he is so cute. this a good book for kids especially kids who love animals it makes a nice bedtime story

  4. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2014

    My little sister loved this book

    5out of 5
  5. Goldie 113308

    on 6 March 2014

    I liked this book when I was younger And it’s for about 3 to 6 year olds

    4out of 5
  6. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2014


  7. Avatar bat 761713

    on 7 March 2013

    My favourite bit in the book is when the animals get there own back on the farmer. I would recommend this book to 3-5 year olds for their parents to read it to them.

    5out of 5
  8. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 7 March 2012

    when reading this in class when i was small i felt really sorry for the little duck having to work all day long! The author has clearly showed the readers what sharing is about and hardwork.

  9. Petula 113689

    on 7 March 2012

    I read this when I was in P2 so if you are 7 or under you will really like it.

  10. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2012

    such a good for the younger kids. good book

  11. Avatar cat 761729

    on 2 March 2012

    great for young children

    but it really bugs me!!!!!

  12. Bellasara 113282

    on 1 March 2012

    This is a total classic that I read with all my siblings, and it is engaging and fun.

  13. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    great for young children

  14. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    i read this book with my brother and it is very good for little kids.

    4out of 5
  15. Pirate2small 108060

    on 22 March 2011

    not interesting but great fun to read to my niece and cousins

    2out of 5

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