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All Duck wants in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm just don't understand. Can Duck make friends with his fellow barnyard animals and still get the peace and quiet he wants?...

Title : Mr. Duck Means Business
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ISBN : 9781416985228
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Mr. Duck Means Business Reviews

  • Briana
    2019-02-10 14:08

    Duck has a routine. And he gets crabby when people mess with the routine. Until he figures out how to go with the flow. Could relate to flexible thinking.

  • Kristen
    2019-01-30 15:12

    Mr. Duck loves his peace and quiet, until the other barnyard animals come splashing into his pond. I like the signs Duck has in the beginning: "Private Property of Mr. Duck", "Duck X-ing and That Is All", "Don't Even Think About it", etc. In the end, after Mr. Duck snaps and shoes off the other animals who were offending unaware, Mr. Duck goes back to his peaceful, quiet, now boring routine. He makes a new sign: "Noise Welcome from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm", "because life calls for a little noise... especially with friends." Nice to inspire kids to make their own signs for their bedrooms, or their workspace, and to have signs in the classroom.

  • Barb Middleton
    2019-02-17 18:27

    Duck is very precise and organized. His routine is exactly to the hour and minute each day and he hates it if this routine is disrupted. When all the farm animals jump in his pond and have a Marco Polo match, he loses his temper and kicks them out. Later he decides he misses them and invites them to come play polo every Sunday from 2-4. Cute book for 4-8 year olds.

  • Sandy Brehl
    2019-02-11 12:19

    Sometimes, as in the lyrics to the song, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." Duck's isolated way of life felt perfect, until he decided it would be better still with a bit of a compromise.

  • Carol Ekster
    2019-02-21 16:08

    Terrific illustrations. Adorable concept and I love how it showed how compromises often make great solutions for all.

  • LynnDavidson
    2019-02-24 11:33

    Mr. Duck lived his life the same way every day .. for years .. until one very hot summer day when Pig jumped into his pond. When other friends joined him, Mr. Duck got so upset he ordered everyone out of his pond! His days continued the way they had before- very quiet and routine. The one day he decided it was nice having friends come by to be noisy, but not too often.

  • Sheri
    2019-02-04 15:14

    This story is about Duck and his pond. No one is welcome in his pond and to spoil his daily routine, but the other animals want a swim, too. And duck is not happy until he can decide when and where this fun will begin and end. Sounds like some children I know. Worth reading aloud and talking to groups or a couple of children 4- 8 years old. Prose and illustrations are fun to talk about with kids.

  • Mary Zychowicz
    2019-02-08 16:25

    Great story and illustrations. Mr. Duck certainly has quite a schedule and routine....until....well the farm can be a funny place! Children will love the characters and the story. Great ending. No spoiler alerts here. You just have to read it!

  • Stephanie
    2019-01-31 18:11

    I didn't particularly love this one. Bug did request it 3 times this week .

  • Kate Puleo Unger
    2019-02-18 17:27

    All Mr. Duck wants is some peace and quiet in his pond, but other animals keep coming for a swim. Mr. Duck puts up a sign telling everyone to stay away, but then he realizes he doesn't need quiet all the time. Oh, how I can relate to this book! Christopher has categorized people as "loud" or "quiet." He knows I'm a quiet person, and he and Jim are loud people. I think those are great kid terms for introvert and extravert.

  • Kristen
    2019-02-19 16:26

    We picked this book up from the library because my daughter loves ducks. This book was really cute. It's a concept we've read in other books - Duck just wants to be left alone with his quiet, peaceful lake...but he is bombarded with a bunch of animals trying to cool off and have fun. He kicks them all out, and then realizes that it's more fun to have friends around.What I liked about this story in particular, versus the other stories with the same moral, is that in the end, Duck learns that balance is key. He still wants his peaceful, quiet time in the morning, but then invites his friends to the lake in the afternoons. My daughter loved all the different animals in this book. She would point out every single animal she knew and called it by it's name on each page. The illustrations were appealing and it had some serious texture -- where it almost looked like the pig had fur - which was a little strange.Overall we really enjoyed this book and I'm glad we picked it up.

  • Treasure
    2019-02-01 10:28

    Mr. Duck likes his quiet, predictable life, where he follows the rigid schedule he designed for himself. Until one hot day, when a pig cannonballs into his smooth pond! Soon a cow joins in, and suddenly an entire barnyard is in his sacred space! Mr. Duck tries to get them to leave, but no one gets the message, except for one small chick. Written by a former teacher and school librarian, the book is well done, funny, and colorful. Ideal for story times and lap sit reading.The animals are very expressive and the book could be used in teaching kids how to interpret emotions from expressions and gestures so that they, unlike the barnyard animals, “get the message”. The book also offers a lesson in relaxing and that a little noise sometimes is perfectly alright. Perhaps grown ups need that particular lesson more than the kids!(Reviewed for Puget Sound Council)

  • Anna
    2019-02-09 13:14

    Title: Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer illustrated by Jeff MackSummary: When Mr. Duck’s solitude is interrupted he shoos everyone away but soon realizes that noise can be nice after all.Age: 4-6 yearsRating: MaybePros: The illustrations are colorful, expressive and beautiful; they truly bring Sauer’s text to life. I appreciate what the story is attempting to convey, that sometimes noise is a good thing. Cons:I’m not a fan of the way the story is written. The book feels wordy in all the wrong places and although rhyming passages are used they feel awkward and out of place.While not a terrible book the story itself is predictable. Usage: This title could be used for one on one sharing or group storytime; if read expressively the predictability of the story could actually make it an effective title for storytime.

  • Diane
    2019-01-25 14:08

    Mr. Duck lives all alone and enjoys the privacy and quiet of his pond. One day his peace and quiet is disturbed when a big, fat, noisy pig arrives to take a swim. Soon several other animals: horse, cow, goat, lamb, and chicks arrive to party and swim as well. Mr Duck is mad and his feathers are more than a little ruffled over all of these animals invading his private property. He orders them OUT OF HIS POND, and off they go, and soon Mr Duck has quiet again --maybe a bit too much quiet. Mr Duck decides to compromise, and share his pond at certain times of day. He posts a sign with specific swimming hours......especially for his animal friends. After all, isn't life more fun when you can share it with special friends?Love the colorful illustrations, and the story was teaches children about sharing too. Kids and parents will love this one.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-22 11:24

    Mr. Duck relishes his solitude and his routine at his pond. But when the other farm animals disrupt the quiet, he pitches a fit and forces them to leave. There's too much noise for him, and he can't have that. I really loved the phrases the author uses to show his growing frustration: "Mr. Duck sputtered. He muttered. He tail a-fluttered." Later, he "grumbled...mumbled...flip-flop-fumbled." Things go back to normal after everyone leaves. But after a week of peace and quiet, Mr. Duck decides a little noise and fun might be okay as long as it's regulated. The acrylic illustrations are especially effective on the pages where the frolicking animals' glee at their waterplay spills off the pages with a tiny, frowning Mr. Duck looking on in annoyance.

  • Sarah W
    2019-02-07 18:29

    Mr. Duck's schedule is precisely organized, quiet, & confined to one place. A pig cannonballs into Mr. Duck's pond, disturbing the tranquility. As Mr. Duck struggles to express the depths of his distress to the pig, more animals loudly intrude upon his pond. When the other animals finally understand what Mr. Duck's snapping is all about, Duck discovers quiet isn't what he wants every hour of every day in his pond. Mr. Duck relaxes the rules and allows some chaos into his life (and some friends too).Children could have fun pointing out the animals that come and sneak a glance at Mr. Duck's quiet pond.Mr. Duck and Scaredy Squirrel have much in common. I would love to have kids draw up their precise schedule and match it up with that of Mr. Duck and Scaredy Squirrel.

  • Sunnyvale Librarian
    2019-02-01 12:07

    Mr. Duck likes his quiet routine at his private pond and he doesn't want to be bothered by anyone. One hot day, all of the other farm animals invade Mr. Duck's privacy and jump into the pond to cool off. "Mr. Duck tapped. He Flapped. He totally SNAPPED." He orders everyone out of the pond. Apologies and thanks are offered by the other animals but Mr. Duck insists that they go away. He returns to his quiet routine and realizes that something is missing from his life and so he reaches a compromise.

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    2019-02-01 17:27

    Mr. Duck has a routine and he is not a happy camper when his animal friends attempt to disrupt it. All the animals want to play in Mr. Duck’s pond, but Duck wants peace and quiet. So he makes a sign, announcing that no one is welcome at the pond. Duck has what he wants, peace and quiet, but then he gets lonely. He changes his sign to welcome visitors from two to four and everything is right in the world.“The water got wild. The scenery got crowded. And the peace and quiet?It.Was. Gone.Mr. Duck tapped.He flapped.He totally SNAPPED.‘QUA-A-AA-A-ACKKK!”

  • Angie
    2019-01-31 15:23

    So and so "did not get the message.""All the peace and quiet? It was gone."Both made me laugh as I have been accused of being inflexible when I get frustrated when my library assistant is constantly pulled at unexpected times. Lighten up they say. Never mind that it doesn't just affect the one class it affects all the other classes after it that day. See. I guess I haven't learned my lesson. ;] But Mr. Duck did.

  • Emily
    2019-02-17 16:33

    This is just a fun read aloud. If I were to do an activity with this in the classroom, I would have students represent the different animals. As they see/hear their animal in the book, they would act out what their animal is doing. This is a good way to keep kids engaged and moving during the day. This book could also double as a brain break because it would allow students to move around and refocus.

  • Sarah Harmon
    2019-02-19 16:10

    Mr. Duck Means Business is a creative story about a duck and his pond. Mr Duck struggles with sharing his pond with the other farm animals and learns that sharing is the best way to go. This book really shows how sharing is extremely important in our everyday lives. I love this book for its cute story and amazing illustrations. I would definitely have this book in my classroom because of the great messages it conveys.

  • Felicia
    2019-02-08 16:26

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of fun sounds, and character voices that as a teacher I could use to make the book more animating. I also like that there is descriptive movement that I could have the children participate in as well. Overall this is a very interactive book which I really like because it encourages children to read.

  • Leslie Zinsmeister
    2019-02-21 10:07

    This is a good book to show that when you talk and open yourself up to others, great friendships can form. Often, children don't stray away from what they know and who they associate with. By showing children that they can let their walls down and get to know new people, they can become more well rounded people.

  • Jan
    2019-01-29 12:21

    Mr. Duck likes his life quiet. He likes his life scheduled. He does the same things at the same time every day. So what will he do when the barnyard animals break into his quiet, scheduled day with some unscheduled noise?Jeff Mack's acrylic illustrations splash the pages with lively fun for ages 1-6.

  • Traci Bold
    2019-02-21 13:12

    For those of us who like schedules and order, this humorous picture book will tickle your funny bone and make you think. Written by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Jeff Mack and published as a Paula Wiseman Book for Simon & Schuster. #farmanimals #pond #friendship

  • Allison
    2019-02-20 14:34

    In my experience, children always enjoy the "Mr. Duck" stories. They love reading the notes and letters that Mr. Duck writes, and this teaches that that when we read texts, the pictures also tell stories.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-22 17:09

    Mr. Duck is a crotchety old man. Errr,I mean duck! He likes his peace and quiet and woe to the farm animals that want to invade his space! But what is life without a little rowdiness from time to time? Kids will like this book.

  • Laura Salas
    2019-02-13 13:16

    Tammi Sauer is the queen of kindergarten read-alouds! I wish I could tell a funny story in as few words as she does! And as a writer who likes my schedule (some would say that is a ridiculous understatement), I feel like my new nickname could be Mr. Duck. Loved this book!

  • Shelby Royalty
    2019-02-09 11:09

    This story is about a duck who lives a very structured, predictable life. He gets upset when other farm animals keep interrupting his days. This would be a good story for teaching personal boundaries and friendship.

  • Morgen Shambaugh
    2019-02-10 14:35

    This is a pretty cute story about making friends, represented through barnyard animals. Mr. Duck wants friends but he also wants peace and quiet, and he successfully fights to find a balance between the two.