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Duck for a Day

By Meg McKinlay
Illustrated by Leila Rudge

What would you do to take care of the class duck for a day?

Abby’s class has a duck. A duck named Max who waddles and quacks and makes your feet all warm with his feathery breathing. A duck you might get to take home, just overnight, if you can make everything absolutely positively perfect. Abby can do it. She is sure she can. The problem is, everyone else wants to take Max home, too.

  • A new title from renowned author Meg McKinlay. Story is full of humour and is highly accessible
  • Pictures from an up-and-coming illustrator, Leila Rudge
  • Perfect for a racing read format.

About the author

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children’s writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm. She is always busy cooking up more books and you can visit her on the web at

About the illustrator

Leila Rudge was born in England and grew up making mud pies with six siblings and Jeni from number 15. After completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, Leila headed to Australia to seek her fortune (and the sunshine). Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating.

ISBN: 9781921529283
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2010
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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