Don’t Mess With Duck!
by Becky Davies & Emma Levey

Duck likes nothing more than having some peace and quiet to kick back and relax, but the trouble is everyone around him is just so noisy! The other birds in his pond love to quack and flap around which makes Duck very grumpy indeed. One day, after being splashed in the face whilst trying to read his book, Duck grabs his suitcase and leaves.

He travels far and wide in search of the perfect peaceful home but everywhere he goes he is surrounded by noise. At one pond he finds a group of birds dancing around a stereo wearing sunglasses and in the next he finds himself surrounded by a duck choir in straw hats!

Exasperated, Duck travels further afield. He tries a city fountain, a mountain spring and a deep dark pool in a hidden cave but each and every one has very noisy occupants.

But then Duck finds a pond which ticks all his boxes. It’s quiet, it’s peaceful and it appears to be empty. Happy at last, Duck lies down for a quiet snooze but is awoken by a sigh from a very large frog. Could this be the start of a nasty neighbourhood dispute, or is Duck about to discover that it IS possible to live peacefully alongside others?

This is a really funny book and Ivy loves the illustrations. Duck’s wide range of grumpy facial expressions never fail to make her laugh! As well as teaching children about friendship and  compromise, it highlights the importance of taking the time to get to know others who may initially seem different from yourself.

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