A Paddling of Ducks

A Paddling of Ducks

Animals in Groups From A to Z

Book - 2010
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Featuring groups of animals from an army of ants to a herd of zebras, this book takes young children on a wildly imaginative tour through a zany animal kingdom. Each group of animals is described using a collective noun (for example, a skulk of foxes, a nest of vipers, a labour of moles). Joseph Kelly's richly detailed illustrations show animals engaged in gently surreal play on a summer day in various park-like settings. Young readers will revel in the visual jokes and puns on every page. AUTHOR: Marjorie Blain Parker is the author of Jasper's Day and A Paddling of Ducks. Over the years, she and her family have shared their home with a banana king snake, a hamster, numerous fish and two ducks. Joseph Kelly is the illustrator of the popular Kids Can Press Martin Bridge book series. He came to children's illustration along a roundabout route that threaded through industrial design and concept animation. He has always drawn, and in high school he used charcoal and brown paper to people the walls of his room with life-sized portraits of characters from The Lord of the Rings, something he would certainly do again if he were sure his wife wouldn't mind living with a houseful of goblins. Though his drawings for the Martin Bridge books are somewhat smaller than life-sized, the number of shaded graphite drawings and acrylic paintings comes to over 650 pieces of art. Colour illustrations
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781553376828
155337682X
9781554536405
Characteristics: [32] p. :,ill. col. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Joseph

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OPLKids Oct 20, 2011

Letters, concepts and vivid illustrations combine to make this a superior alphabet book

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Zachary2709 Jul 20, 2012

Zachary2709 thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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