Farmer Duck is a wonderfully illustrated and funny book from Martin Waddell that tells the tale of the hardworking duck who does everything from feeding the cows to shooing the hens safely into their coop at night without a rest. Maybe if we're lucky one of them will rise up and wipe out the middle class. They decide to get rid of the lazy old farmer once and for all. Although the animals do not speak, instead we read the sounds they normally make. The duck works very hard on the farm while the farmer lies in bed all day until one day when all the other farm animals take action.
But when Farmer Duck finallly collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come to the rescue with a simple but heroic plan. Or, at least I thought he was kidding! The illustrations by Helen Oxenbury are as integral to the story as the words and convey so beautifully the humour of Waddells story and touching affection of ducks friends that make this a book that children will want you to read again and again. They make a plan to help the duck escape the clutches of the farmer. There is a true revolutionary spirit in this wonderful tale that seems to reflect today's world more than was intended, I'm sure. They are an integral part of the story and they also express the strong affection that the ducks friends have for him. The duck did all the work and the farmer stayed in bed all day reading the newspaper and eating chocolate. This is the story of poor Farmer Duck.
The farmer would shout from the house - 'How goes the work? He has to take care of all the farm animals and attend to every whim the lazy farmer has. This can be done with both written work but also through drama activ Farmer Duck lives with a very lazy farmer, who makes him do all the work. Industry Reviews This book will be bought for years. While its still just a children's story mostly featuring farm animals as many books do, the way it leads up to the conclusion is very similar to the first chapter or two of Animal Farm. Then the animals decide to take action. The lazy farmer just stays in bed all day long reading the newspaper tabloids? Farmer Duck would be suitable for a Y1 class as the words are not too difficult and it deals with responsibility and being nice to each other. The There once was a duck who had the bad fortune of living with an extremely lazy farmer.
A short but sweet book about a duck who does all the work on a farm whilst the lazy farmer stays in bed all day. The story is about a hard working duck that does all the chores on the farm while the lazy farmer lies in bed scoffing chocolate. I saw this acted out by a reception class for a School assembly. Can you think of any more examples. The children absolutely loved this story, and I really liked reading it to them because the story lends itself well to some interesting conversations with the children about how Farmer Duck was feeling at various points throughout the story, and why. The farmer has the absolute right to do what he wants, and if he wants to laze around in bed and has an animal smart enough to do the work, then the work is done.
This book would be nice to use during a teacher led activity because it works nicely if the words are read aloud and maybe if the children start joining in. Farmer Duck is a well-written book by Martin Waddell. The duck does all the lazy farmer's work. It is about a duck who lives with a lazy farmer who stays in bed all day whilst the duck is out there working. And re-reading it now and looking at the This picture book has fantastic illustrations which are used to tell the story of a lazy farmer and his duck. I really enjoyed using this book within my class and we extended the knowledge of the character to informal letter writing which the class really enjoyed. It teaches the lesson that your friends are always there to help you and that working together can help everyone.
Helen Oxenbury's watercolor illustrations really communicate Duck's feelings and his weariness as he takes care of the farm despite the fact that all he ever utters is Quack. However, the farm animals care kindly for the Duck and decide to help the Duck out while teaching the farmer a lesson. The slovenliness of the farmer and the empathy the other animals feel are also well represented mainly by facial expressions. In this Kate Greenaway Medal and Kurt Maschler Award-winning modern classic, two of the most celebrated picture book creators of our time tell the story of a hardworking duck, who has the very bad luck of living with a lazy farmer. Read and see… The text in this book is simple and spare but it carries a powerful message.
I remember reading it to my Kiddo when she was young and we had lots of discussions about it. The story centres around a duck Farmer Duck completing all of the jobs on the farm whilst the 'lazy farmer' sits back and does nothing to help. He has to take care of all the farm animals and attend to every whim the lazy farmer has. There is a lot of repetition within the book including the word 'quack' and various farm animal noises which the children will find fun. It probably isn't as funny to others as it was to me, but I enjoyed it. Farmer duck is a brilliant story with fantastic illustrations throughout, and is loved by young children and early readers.
It's size and text make it an interactive book in a classroom environment. The children also discussed what their favourite part of the story was and why. That this boo This is one of the worst books I have ever read. The duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields and cares for the other animals on the farm — and all while the famer lies in bed! He kidded before he started that it was socialist. Children can write character descriptions and discuss issues in the book such as selfishness and friendship.
And my kids liked it too. A book that can engage all of the children who can join in the fun. It has nods to Animal Farm however is considerably less intense. The other animals grow sick and tired of seeing their poor friend working so hard all the time. The farmer continuously asks the Duck how the work is going with the repetitive phrase 'How goes the work'.
The duck gets fed up and with the help of the other animals they work together to shoo the farmer out. Will the farmer learn his lesson? We also spent a great afternoon planning and making the costumes required for the performance. However, the farm animals care kindly for the Duck and decide to help the Duck out while teaching the farmer a lesson. Exhausted by all the work, Farmer Duck shares how he is feeling with the other animals on the Farm. The farmer is very lazy, and Duck has to do all the work on the farm, until Cow, Sheep, and Hen make a plan to liberate the farm. But when Farmer Duck finallly collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come to the rescue with a simple but heroic plan.