I received this book for free from Scholastic at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Duck on a Tractor by David Shannon
To be published on September 13, 2016.
Flushed with the success of his trailblazing bike ride around the farm, Duck decides he’s ready to drive the tractor. As in the bestselling Duck on a Bike, all the barnyard animals share their humorous comments as they watch Duck do the unthinkable. Then, one by one, they join him on the tractor for a ride!
But what happens when Duck drives the big red tractor through town, past the popular diner where all the locals are having lunch? What will those folks really think when they see Duck and all the other animals riding around on Farmer O’Dell’s tractor? Filled with entertaining detail and sly jokes, readers will pore over each picture again and again. Perfect for reading aloud!
We really enjoyed Duck on a Bike, so when I saw Duck on a Tractor at BEA, I knew I had to read it. This book starts of pretty similar to the first book. Duck gets a crazy idea: that he can drive a tractor, and the other animals are a bit skeptical. David Shannon shares each animals thoughts after they make their corresponding animal sound. And they all pile on the tractor.
The best part about this book is the illustrations. The expressions on the animals facing, especially the sheep as she’s flying through the air to land on the tractor, are hilarious! And seeing all the animals jammed onto the tractor is too funny.
I enjoyed the second half of the book more than the first because it’s different. People see the tractor with all of the animals from the window in a diner. And the people also say things that are different than what they mean. This adds some good humor, especially for the adults, and their expressions are equally fun.
This comedic tale is perfect for young kids ages 3-5 or even early readers, as the repetitive word patterns make for a simpler read (although the book is quite long). This book is another great book from David Shannon.
My Rating: 4 stars
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