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Ducks in a Row

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  81 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
*based on the bestselling books by Jackie Urbanovic*

Max wants to feel needed, but no one wants his help with anything. Then his aunts show up for a visit - and they need his help with everything. Between making their snacks, running their baths, fixing their appliances and preparing their beds, Max is exhausted. Will they ever leave so Max can get back to relaxing?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by HarperCollins (first published 2010)
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Fredrick Danysh
Max the Duck is sitting around with several of his friends when he is asked to do several chores. This book of familiar words and short sentences is idea for the first grade reader and full of colorful illustrations.
Apr 13, 2015 Tori rated it liked it
This book did teach how people like to feel like they are needed but, it can be over done and people get worn out. This book shows this though silly interactions between Max and his aunts.
Jan 08, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cadl, kids
I think I enjoyed this book more than our five-year-old kindergartner grand daughter. It's a little too hard for her to read right now, but she loved hearing it.
Feb 11, 2014 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I am not a huge fan of the original picture books, but I thought it worked really well as an early reader. A bit longer and more interesting than most level one readers.
Aug 02, 2012 Alice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an early reader based on the Jackie Urbanovic books. Duck's ants come to visit and they want this and they want they. He gets tired of being the go to guy. When the aunts leave his friends come into the room...thinking they want something from he, he gets worried but instead, his friends want to serve him. Good early book and also teaches how serving and helping each others makes everyone happy!
Sep 22, 2016 Danette rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
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Apr 01, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it
This book is about Max, a duck that just wants to feel needed. When family comes to town he finds his fair share of things to do to fill needed. This easy reader book can be used to teach about the normality of wanting to feel wanted.
Rebecca Sharp
Max the duck wonders what his role in his household is until his three aunts visit and keep him plenty busy. This Level One Easy Reader from the I Can Read series is based on Jackie Urbanovic’s best selling books.
Jul 19, 2014 Tam rated it it was ok
Shelves: early-reader
This is classified as a "Beginning Reading 1" meaning simple sentences for eager new readers but it seemed a little long to me for children just learning to read and the story wasn't that exciting.
Chelsey Combs
This book is about a duck who just wants to feel wanted. When his family comes to visit they find their fair share of things to make him feel needed.
Katie Shaw
Apr 12, 2013 Katie Shaw rated it really liked it
Great beginner book! Max wonders what his role is in the house until company comes to visit. Would be a great book to use in a guides reading lesson!
Another adaption, this one is more succesful and more fun, but still more of a level 2 then level 1.
Vivian Clarke
Great book to remind kids sometimes when we want something it doesn't always turn out the way we want it to.
A cute spin-off the the "duck" books by Urbanovic. Not as clever as the originals, but still good.
Mar 31, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it
Max's three aunts come for a visit and keep Max very busy. :)
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