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About the Book – Annabelle and the Talking Squawking Ducks follows the second character in the Alexander Books series – Annabelle, and her journey in learning right from wrong. Annabelle loves feeding ducks but, when it is time to go and have lunch, she wonders if the ducks are still hungry want more. Annabelle knows that stealing is wrong, but after having taken bread from the local café she is met by an elderly wizard duck. He shows her the error of her ways and, by using a bit of magic, he is able to reset her error and help Annabelle. When Mum realises Annabelle has snuck away to go back to the ducks … Annabelle is in trouble again!
Educating Through Reading – The book is written to allow children to learn to read through rhyme. The simple style allows children to sound words out and recognise them. There is regular repetition of words which allows children to become familiar with larger words, having to read them more often. There may be a number of words that they have not read before or do not recognise – this is intended to spark conversation. The book has bright illustrations for the younger reader which are eye catching and detailed.
About the Author – Christopher Quirk originates from the UK and has a background in design. Christopher has a young daughter and she has been his inspiration for this book, enabling him to read her bedtime stories written by him.