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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,904 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Shannon Narrator: Walter M. Mayes Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521772
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Caldecott Honor winner David Shannon applies his wonderful off-beat humor to the story of a duck who decides to try riding a bike--and loves it!

FORMAT: Paperback book & CD
NARRATOR: Walter Mayes

One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! Duck rode past Cow and waved to her. "Hello, Cow!" said Duck. "Moo," said Cow. But what she thought was, "A duck on a bike? That's the silliest thing I've ever seen!"
And so Duck rides past sheep, horse, and all the other barnyard animals.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “This whole bright book is tons of fun.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Shannon serves up a sunny blend of humor and action in this delightful tale…One swell read-aloud, packed with freewheeling fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy Kirtley | 2/19/2014

    " I could read this book to my daughter EVERY SINGLE DAY. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 2/16/2014

    " This is a colorful and funny story of a duck on a bike, and, eventually, all the farmyard animals on two wheels. Lots of great opportunities for children to chime in with animal sounds. Little long for storytime, so you might have to skip an animal or two like I did. Overall: solid storytime pick! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 2/13/2014

    " My favorite part of this book was all the big colorful pictures. I also likes how it introduces animals to children and what sounds they make. Definitely a book about adventure and trying something new. The story was repetitive and age appropriate for younger kids learning to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maren Williams | 2/2/2014

    " This is a fun book for kids as it follows the story of a duck on a farm who is being an individual and having fun. The illustrations are very well done and you are able to see the different characteristics of each of the different animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/31/2014

    " This book talks pretty subtly about how when people get jealous of something, they make excuses for not liking it. I really enjoyed the definitive pronouns Shannon used in writing the book, making the reader feel immediately in the story's world. I also loved the goat's line, "'I'd like to eat that bike!'" And who can blame him? It's a shiny red pretty! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Howell | 1/30/2014

    " This is a very playful book with expressive illustrations that made the book so much more enjoyable. From the concerned sheep and the apathetic cat, to the pompous hoarse and nervous chicken, the pictures capture the personality of each animal extremely well. This book has a great sense of humor that will make children and adults laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonna | 1/20/2014

    " Just a fun little book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 1/17/2014

    " Daddy edits some rude comments when he reads this book. We love the bright illustrations and their interesting perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DixieJo | 1/8/2014

    " Hew's favorite book right now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Eskra | 12/31/2013

    " Beautiful illustrations, just a really amusing book for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Sweeney | 12/29/2013

    " I love this book! The expressions on the animals faces crack me up and the personalities of the animals when they see the duck riding the bike - ha, ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 12/14/2013

    " I love the art in this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miri | 11/10/2013

    " I love the page just before the end, with all the animals - who've been making fun of Duck the whole time - just standing there looking at the bicycles left on the ground by a group of kids. No one says anything, and on the next page the whole barnyard is full of animals on bikes. It made me laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 10/1/2013

    " Fun story with animals. Illustrations are enjoyable, for a younger audience age 3 or 4. Good story line to relate to a fiction lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 9/9/2013

    " Just like other David Shannon's books. I love this one also. Such a great pictures, tells about a duck who wants to ride a bike. Cute! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 8/29/2013

    " Everyone loves a bike; even duck. As duck rides by his friends, they apparently think riding a bike must be big fun too. See what happens next as other animals expose their true feelings about bike riding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/19/2013

    " 39 months - reading this the first time I wasn't that into it... Just another silly farm animal book but then the kids park their bikes and the look on the animals faces made me crack a smile. Kids of course like this one for the colorful illustrations and silliness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terrah | 6/29/2013

    " Cora's preschool teacher recommended this book for the monthly theme on transportation. Cora and Violet both LOVE it, it's darling and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace Carey | 3/13/2013

    " This is a really cute book about a duck who decides to try his hand a riding a bike. It has great messages in it and I think it could be a fun way to get the class to talk about times they've tried new things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 3/4/2013

    " This is a fabulous book about what the animals get up to when the humans aren't looking. Bright illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/1/2013

    " David Shannon can do no wrong! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina Camp | 12/4/2012

    " This book is about some farm animals that get into trouble when the farmer is away. This book goes through many different farm animals and what they do. My class really enjoyed this book as a read-aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Mackintosh | 7/27/2012

    " Duck wanted to ride a bike so off he went, on his ride he went past all the other animals on the farm. Then children showed up with more bikes and went in side, all the other animals decided to have a ride as well. Great picture book for children prep - 3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 6/27/2012

    " My most favorite children's book ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 8feetahead | 1/20/2012

    " Aaaaaa - a book loved by both my 2 and 5 year old (and even me). Niiiiice. To the delight of my 2 year old there are new animals and animal sounds to make on every page. My 5 year old like the humor and slightly ornery farm animals. Fun stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Ann | 1/14/2012

    " The illustrations were the best part of this book with gloriously colorful, painterly full-page pictures. The concept didn't really interest me. Farm animals ride bikes. I could see this as a fun farm storytime read but It isn't my favorite from Shannon. "

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About the Author
Author David Shannon

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.