Hit the Ball, Duck

Hit the Ball, Duck

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40 pages
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Book Overview

New cover reissue in million copy best-selling Duck in the Truck series.

Duck and friends go out one day
with a bat, a ball and a glove to play.

Duck hits the ball – but where does it fall?
On a branch in the tree, now they can’t play at all.

Frog has an idea, Duck lends a hand
but nothing turns out quite as planned.

About the author

Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitive world of children’s books.Jez was runner-up for the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book, ‘Bare Bear’. He has now written and illustrated more than thirty children’s books, including ‘Duck in a Truck’, ‘Where’s My Teddy?’ and ‘Hug’.Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.


  • ‘With a nod to Dr. Seuss and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and rhythm as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining.’ Child Education
  • Reviews for Duck in the Truck:
  • ‘Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.’ TES Primary
  • ‘Alborough’s text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.’ Junior
  • ‘Colourful, arresting and busting with action.’ Child Education
  • Praise for Hit the Ball Duck:‘A really great story; the best Duck book so far.’ The Guardian