Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fix-It Duck Book Review by ChristineMM

Title: Fix-It Duck
Author: Jez Alborough
Publication: Kane Miller Book Publishers, 2007
Genre: Picture book, board book, toddler-preschool aged children
Format: Board book (available in other formats also)
ISBN: 9781933605302
Full Retail Price: $7.99

Summary Statement: Cute and Funny Story About an Accident Prone Duck

My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This is a really silly book about a well-meaning and kind-hearted but incompetent and accident prone duck who is just trying to be generous and helpful to his friends but winds up making more problems for himself and them.

In “Fix-It Duck”, Duck tries to help by fixing mechanical things with his tools but he always winds up making more of a problem than the original thing he was trying to help correct. In the end we find out it was all started by a mistake anyway, so none of the disasters ever had to happen!

It’s the type of story where the animals are acting like humans and living in a world like humans, with different types of animals interacting with each other. This book has the white duck, a goat, a sheep, and a frog.

The text rhymes and has a good rhythm and pace. It’s the type that young children want to hear over and over again just for the wonderful sound patterns and rhymes.

The illustrations are hand drawn and in full color with lots of detail.

The book was originally published in Great Britian in 2001 and was brought to the American market in 2007 by Kane Miller Book Publishers.

This is one book in a series about the duck. Other titles are “Duck in the Truck”, “Hit the Ball Duck” and “Duck’s Key – Where Can It Be?”.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it on my blog.

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Sondra Santos LaBrie said...

Thanks for mentioning this great title. Jez's next book in the series will be available in March of 2009: Super Duck!

Andy said...

Can't wait for Superduck. Cheers for the info