Hit the Ball, Duck

  • Author Jez Alborough
  • Narrator Harry Enfield
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Run Time 10 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Children’s picture books.

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What to expect

A hilarious new adventure featuring the infamous Duck and his long-suffering friends, Sheep, Goat and Frog.

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.

Critics Review


    “The simple story builds up by involving the reader – a bit like the pantomine ‘he’s behind you’ concept. Interactive fun.” Junior Magazine

    “For its vibrant simplicity, this bright and bold open-the-flap book is irresistible… will continue to delight for many readings.” Guardian

    “… will make reading together a hoot” BBC Parenting

    “A really great story; the best Duck book so far”
    The Guardian

    “With a nod to Dr Seuss and a wink to John Burningham , Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lessn in rhyme ans rhythm, as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining”
    Child Education

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