Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Duck On a Bike (David Shannon)

This was a delightful read in our class. My students were tickled by the idea of a duck on a bike. They loved the sounds of the animals as the duck passed by each one. When we got to the page where all the kids showed up they knew what was coming...and when all the animals got on the bike the roar of laughter was wonderful!

Goodreads summary:

Caldecott Honor winner David Shannon applies his wonderful off-beat humor to the story of a duck who decides to try riding a bike--and loves it! Another young, funny book perfect for reading aloud.

One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! Duck rode past Cow and waved to her. "Hello, Cow!" said Duck. "Moo," said Cow. But what she thought was, "A duck on a bike? That's the silliest thing I've ever seen!"
And so Duck rides past sheep, horse, and all the other barnyard animals. Suddenly, a group of kids ride by on their bikes and run into the farmhouse, leaving the bikes outside. Now ALL the animals can ride bikes, just like Duck!

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