It was a quiet afternoon on the farm, when suddenly... "DUCK!"
Duck can clearly see that something is FALLING from the sky. So he tries to warn Horse... "DUCK!" he cries. Horse snorts. "Duck? No, no! You're mistaken my friend. You are a duck. I am a horse. I look nothing like a-" But, before Horse can finish, Duck is off to warn the others. "DUCK!" But, no matter how loud Duck shouts, not one animal on the farm will listen to him - not the horse, or the sheep, or the pig, or the cow! Just what will happen when that falling something finally reaches the ground?
Meg McKinlay is the award-winning author of many children's books and novels, including the picture books Duck for a Day, Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros and No Bears, all illustrated by Leila Rudge. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia. Born in Victoria, Australia, she now lives by the ocean in Fremantle, Australia, and divides her time between teaching and writing. Find Meg online at megmckinlay.com and on Twitter as @MegMcKinlay. Nathaniel Eckstrom is an author-illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He is the author-illustrator of Stubborn Stanley and Connected and is the illustrator of The Ricker Racker Club, written by Patrick Guest. DUCK! is his first picture book with Walker. Find him online at nathanieleckstrom.com and on Instagram as @nathanieleckstrom.