Author(s): Jez Alborough (Illustrator)
Goat thinks his boat is safely moored.
He doesn't see Duck jump on board.
Soon Sheep and Frog are all at sea
with their map and thermos of tea.
Who knows what dangers are afloat
when Duck is captain of the boat?
'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
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.