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|What Mr. Duck wants most in the world is a little bit of piece and quiet, but the other animals on the farm simply don't understand. But as Mr. Duck discovers, sometimes peace and quiet can be just a little bit lonely. Full color.|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||84559617|
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|Grade to||Third Grade|
|Illustrated by||Jeff Mack|
|Number of Pages||32 Pages|
|Lc Classification Number||Pz7.S2502mr 2011|
|Reviews||"Sauer's clever use of language"Mr. Duck grumbled. He mumbled. He flip-flop-fumbled"will engage children and help soften the getting-along message in a humorous and likable way. Mack picks up on this note, filling the pages with color and action. The expressive characters (especially Mr. Duck) provide amusing touches in illustrations that sprawl across the pages. A pleasing book that offers a viable avenue for discussion about how sometimes compromise is the best way to go. School Library Journal, "Pierre Anthon left school the day he realized that nothing was worth doing, because nothing meant anything anyway," opens Teller's haunting novel, a violent sequence of events sparked by a seventh-grader's decision to leave school and live in a plum tree. Pierre's fellow students are confused and then outraged by the boy's actions and taunting, and they decide to prove Pierre's philosophy wrong by creating a hidden pile of objects that demonstrate meaning in life. It starts out innocently enough, with shoes and boxing gloves, but anger surfaces. The frustration and fury the children feel, as they challenge each other to sacrifice increasingly "meaningful" things, is visceral and chilling. Soon the pile includes the severed head of a dog, the exhumed coffin of a child, and a desecrated statue of Jesus, among other gruesome objects. Sofie is forced to give up her "innocence" Hussain gives up his faith; and Jan-Johan loses his index finger. Matters don't improve once the stash is discovered by the community either. A provocative and challenging parable about human instability. Ages 12-up. Publishers Weekly (Feb.) STARRED REVIEW, "Sauer's dour and disciplined duck and his rhyming hissy fits will most definitely entertain. Mack's furry and feathered wide-eyed animals rendered in ebullient acrylic are a great match for this fine farmyard fable." - KIRKUS, "Sauer's clever use of language-"Mr. Duck grumbled. He mumbled. He flip-flop-fumbled"-will engage children and help soften the getting-along message in a humorous and likable way. Mack picks up on this note, filling the pages with color and action. The expressive characters (especially Mr. Duck) provide amusing touches in illustrations that sprawl across the pages. A pleasing book that offers a viable avenue for discussion about how sometimes compromise is the best way to go.- School Library Journal|
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