Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

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One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! Duck rode past Cow and waved to her. "Hello, Cow!" said Duck. "Moo," said Cow. But what she thought was, "A duck on a bike? That's the silliest thing I've ever seen!"

And so Duck rides past sheep, horse, and all the other barnyard animals. Suddenly, a group of kids ride by on their bikes and run into the farmhouse, leaving the bikes outside. Now ALL the animals can ride bikes, just like Duck!

Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003
Capitol Choices, 2002
ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 2003
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2003, Highly Commended
SMART Book Award, 2007 Nominee

* "A 'quackerjack' of a terrific escapade." -- Kirkus (starred review)

* "This whole bright book is tons of fun." -- Booklist (starred review)

* "This delightful story will have youngsters chiming in...." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of StripesDuck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair. He lives in California with his family.

Target Age: 4-8

Blue Sky Press

Pub Date: April 01, 2002

0.38" H x 11.26" L x 8.92" W

40 pages