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Shannon, David.
New York : Blue Sky Press, 2002.
IL K-3, RL 1.9
ISBN 0439050235

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

How many of you like to ride bicycles?  It can be lots of fun but some people can't be bothered.  Duck sees a bike and decides he wants to learn to ride it.  The other animals have different opinions about Duck riding the bike.  This funny story will have you laughing at the animals!

Booktalk #2

Duck gets a wild idea that he can ride a bike.  After the first wobbles, duck sails past Cow, Sheep, Dog, Cat, Horse, Chicken, Goat, Pig and Mouse.  The animals’ reactions range from “How silly” to “Show-off” to “Wish I could ride!”  A group of kids come riding down the farm road, park their bikes beside the house, and go inside. The entire barnyard goes on a cycling spree. (Donna K. Myles,  South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)

SUBJECTS:     Ducks -- Fiction.
                        Domestic animals -- Fiction.
                        Bicycles and bicycling -- Fiction.


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