Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon


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    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
    Caldecott Artist
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
With this richly illustrated tale of barnyard bicyclists, Caldecott Medalist David Shannon charms audiences both young and old.

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When an adventurous duck decides to ride a bike one day, all the other animals are skeptical. Sheep thinks Duck is going to hurt himself, the pigs think Duck is a showoff, and Cat would never waste her time on a bicycle.

But soon after Duck completes a loop of the barnyard, a pack of noisy kids ride their bikes up to the farm in a billowing cloud of dust. Suddenly there are enough bikes for everyone, and all the animals grab a set of wheels.

The dynamic illustrations seem to pop right off the page, and the final scene—in which Chicken rides a tricycle, the pigs hop on a tandem, and Goat munches on his bike's basket—is sure to "quack" kids up.

Loaded with laugh-out-loud humor, this book is a sure-fire story-time hit, especially among those just learning to ride their own bikes.

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    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-62277-6

About the Author

Inspired by his own experiences as a child (and the drawings he did when he was little), David Shannon's books perfectly capture how hard it can be to do the right thing. An internationally acclaimed author and illustrator, Shannon has always been an artist. "I've drawn since I could hold a pencil, or a crayon," he says. At the age of five, he drew pictures of himself doing all the things he wasn't supposed to be doing. It was this work that became the inspiration for his Caldecott Honor Book No, David!