Duck for a Day
Duck for a Day
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Annotation: When Abby's class gets a pet duck named Max, she is eager to take it home overnight, especially since her parents will not let her have a pet.
Catalog Number: #59337
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2012
Illustrator: Rudge, Leila,
Pages: 89 p.
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-5784-0 Perma-Bound: 0-605-54310-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-5784-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-54310-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2011018608
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review for Horn Book
ALA Booklist (Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2012)
Horn Book (Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2012)
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal (Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2012)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
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Word Count: 8,579
Reading Level: 3.3
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.3 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 149910 / grade: Lower Grades
Guided Reading Level: M
Fountas & Pinnell: M

What would you do to take care of the class duck for a day? A genuine, warm, and witty tale of determination and unlikely friendship.

Abby’s class has a duck named Max who waddles and quacks and makes your feet all warm when he sits on them. Even though Max is a duck with demands — from an ideal aquatic environment to fresh strawberries — Abby might get to take him home overnight, if she can make everything perfect. And Abby is sure she can do it. The problem is, weird Noah from next door wants to take Max home, too. Abby can hear him digging on his side of the fence, but she knows he’ll never get Max. A duck needs calm, and what can Noah do about his chaotic backyard and noisy sisters? Splashed with charming illustrations and brimming with humor and heart, this story of bestlaid plans and unexpected cooperation is one that every kid will relate to.

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