Thematic Reading List: 10 Wacky Ducks


Ducks seem to always find their way into crazy situations in picture books. Ten of our favorite wacky duck books provide laughter for children and adults.








9781338185669 Ducks away!
By: Mem Fox 

One by one five little ducklings tumble off the bridge into the river below–and mother duck follows them.

9780375840685 Duck, Duck, Goose
By: Tad Hills

Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck moves into their neighborhood who wants to play–and win–all sorts of games.

9781933605340 Guji Guji
By: Chih-Yuan Chen

When a crocodile egg rolls down the hill and into the nest with the rest of her eggs, Mother Duck pays no mind and raises the little crocodile as if he were a duck.

9780062353085 Duck, Duck, Dinosaur 
By: Kallie George

Three eggs hatch, resulting in an unusual but happy family.

0064438333 Duck in a Truck
By: Jez Alborough

Duck finds himself in an awful mess when his truck gets stuck in the mud, yet when he turns to friends for help, he is sure they will find a way to get him out of his sticky situation.

9780805094855 Duck to the Rescue
By: John Himmelman

When something goes wrong on the farm, Ernie the duck is determined to help out, but no matter how hard he tries, nothing goes quite as he plans.

9780439050234 Duck on a Bike 
By: David Shannon 

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.

9781442460966 Duck for President
By: Doreen Cronin

When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.

9780763635121 Farmer Duck 
By: Martin Waddell 

Farmer Duck cooks, cleans, and works hard all day as the farmer remains comfortably in bed, simply bellowing out his orders, but things change when the other farmyard animals come to her rescue and give the lazy farmer his just reward.

9780061214387 Duck at the Door
By: Jackie Urbanovic

Irene and her family of cats and dogs take in Max the duck, who stayed behind when his flock migrated for the winter, and he learns to do many things, which drives the animals crazy–until he leaves to rejoin his flock in the summer.


For more duck adventures, check out these recently published pictured books:
Trucks Full of Ducks by Ross Burach and The Other Ducks by Ellen Yeomans

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