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Aug 12, 2003
| ISBN 9780440418801
| 6-9 years
Mar 25, 2009
| ISBN 9780307525406
| 6-9 years
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Aug 12, 2003 | ISBN 9780440418801 | 6-9 years
Mar 25, 2009 | ISBN 9780307525406 | 6-9 years
Being a duck isn’t all it’s quacked up to be. But don’t try telling that to Frank—he’s a chicken with a dream. All he thinks about are webbed feet, waterproof feathers, and the cool water of the pond. So when Frank takes a dip and nearly drowns, his mood turns foul. Luckily, he gets a little human help—in the form of a man-made wet suit and a pair of flippers—and soon he’s the speediest bird in the water. And while Frank knows he’s ruffled a few feathers, he doesn’t care—there’s just too much for him to crow about. Until a certain young chick catches his eye, that is. . . .
Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After 20 years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children’s books. Dick writes mostly about animals–farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it,… More about Dick King-Smith
“Thoroughly engaging . . . chipper dialogue, generous helpings of humor and a lickety-split plot add up to an amusing chapter book.”–Publishers Weekly“Amusing . . . a fine choice for early chapter-book readers.”–School Library Journal
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