Duck On a Tractor

 
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Duck is riding high again.  Fresh from his utterly satisfying bike ride, Duck has now set his sights on the tractor.  It's big. It's red. It's shiny.  It goes places.  What's not to love?

Duck has never driven a tractor or anything else for that matter.  But that doesn't stop him. He's willing to poke and twist and turn until he hears the sound he's waiting for. Once he's got the motor running, he summons up the gang of farm animals.  

As each animal boards the tractor, he or she sounds out his native tongue be it Oink, Neigh, Moo or the other familiar tunes.  We are privileged to hear each animal's thoughts as well.  Pig and Pig hop in and yell a chorus of Oink while their brains are thinking, "This sure beats walking."

A few circles around the barnyard and Duck hits the streets to head into town.  As they roll on, the folks in the diner start to notice the one tractor parade that is taking place before their very eyes.  Each inhabitant makes a comment and once again, we are privileged to hear their unspoken thoughts.

The characterization of the diner-ites is absolutely hilarious and the energy and high-flying frivolity of the animals is the perfect counterpoint.

This is great fun.  

978-0545619417   Ages 4-8  40 pages

Other books by David Shannon:  Duck on a Bike; No David!; David Gets in Trouble; Too Many Toys; David Goes to School; David Smells; A Bad Case of Stripes

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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