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Exuberant rhythms and vibrant illustrations in a one-of-a-kind counting book!One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? With bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman, this counting tale by Phyllis RootExuberant rhythms and vibrant illustrations in a one-of-a-kind counting book!One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? With bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman, this counting tale by Phyllis Root is a feast of sounds and numbers that will have young listeners scrambling to join the slippy, sloppy fun....

Title : One Duck Stuck
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ISBN : 9780763603342
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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One Duck Stuck Reviews

  • Becca Buckman
    2018-10-03 03:54

    One Duck Stuck: A Mucky Duck Counting Book, by Phyllis Root with illustrations by Jane Chapman, tells the delightful story of a poor duck “stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh” (p. 1). A variety of different animals, counting by numbers 2-10, make their way to the pond to try to save Duck from the marsh. The reader seems skeptical at first, but listeners of all ages will be surprised and excited with this happy ending! The story fits perfectly into the counting genre of picture books for young children.a.) One Duck Stuck, not only helps the reader with counting 1-10, predictions and rhyming words, the great use of onomatopoeias will also make this story enjoyable for all. b.) The story begins with “one duck stuck in the muck” (p.1) and ends with “they all help the duck who got stuck in the muck” (p. 25). As each animal, one more than the previous, tries to help “the duck stays stuck deep in the muck down by the ….marsh”. The rhyming words and predictable text both encourage listeners to read along and predict what will happen next. Also, the onomatopoeias used through the story create fun for the reader and listener.c.) Great examples of the rhymes and onomatopoeia include phrases such as “7 snails making slippery trails – sloosh, sloosh”, “8 eight possums nibbling on blossoms - slosh, slosh”, “9 snakes leaving little wakes - slink, slink”, and the “10 dragonflies zooming through the skies – zing, zing” (p. 13, 15, 17, 19). Putting together their “splish, clomp, pleep, plop, plunk, slosh, slosh, slink and zing”, the animals are able to get the duck out of the muck (p. 23-24)! The counting, rhyming and onomatopoeic text found in the book will be great for young children. Educators and parents can easily create many lessons to feature with this picture book. Children will learn how to count with the fun animals on each page; they will also be able to read along with the predictable and repeated text found throughout the book. In my classroom, I would make a file folder game with the animals, having the students match the number to the correct number of animals. The students will then have to put the animals in numerical order. The students will learn how to count and will also learn how to recognize the numbers 1-10. The students and I would also find all the rhyming words from the story.

  • Stef Rozitis
    2018-09-23 05:16

    Counting, rhyme (not always well done) and the possibility of achieving more with collaborative/collective action delivered with bright, colourful illustrations. When I read this to 2-3 year olds they respond to the refrain "who will help?" with an enthusiastic, "I will!" which is beautiful! and they seem pretty enthusiastic for the book too, so that is definitely a point in it's favour.

  • Ashton Miller
    2018-10-15 23:50

    Title: One Duck StuckAuthor: Phyllis RootIllustrator: Jane ChapmanGenre: Concept Book, Counting BookTheme: Numbers, helping others, compassion, cooperationOpening Line/Sentence: Down by the marsh, by the sleepy, slimy marsh, one duck gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh. Brief Book Summary: A duck gets stuck in the mud and throughout the story, different numbers (1-10) of animals/insects come along to try and help the duck get out of the mud. At the end, all of the animals work together to get the duck out of the mud. The duck happily flies away. Professional Recommendation/Review #1:http://www.clcd.com.ezaccess.librarie...Helen Rosenberg (Booklist, April 1, 1998 (Vol. 94, No. 15)) One duck gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh," and "two fish, tails going swish," try unsuccessfully to help. So do three moose, four crickets, and so on, until all the animals team up to successfully liberate the duck. Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book not only contains bright bold illustrations but also has lots of "clomp, clomp" and "splish, splish," as well as other sound effects that children will love to replicate. In addition, little ones will quickly recognize the refrain on each double spread and chime in. This book is great fun and sure to become an instant favorite among the toddler crowd. Professional Recommendation/Review #2:http://www.clcd.com.ezaccess.librarie...Kristin Harris (Children's Literature) A rhyming, counting book, this is a story about a duck that gets stuck in the muck. Crying out for help, many creatures come in numeric sequence to attempt to get the duck unstuck. The creatures include such unsuspecting rescuers as crickets, snails and frogs. While individually they fail, when they all get together and try, they succeed. The duck gets out of the muck. The illustrations are bold and colorful, and apt to hold a young child's attention. Also geared to the young child are the many repeated phrases and sounds. This book is fun to listen to and look at.Response to Two Professional Reviews: I agree with both of these reviews because I think the book is catchy enough to keep children entertained. It has many sound effects the children can chime in on and the rhyming keeps it interesting. The illustrations are wonderful and really add to the story.Evaluation of Literary Elements: As the animals in the story are moving, they are diagonal to the ground/water. Since the duck is stuck in the mud, it’s on the bottom of the page, which implies the duck is grounded and less mobile. At the end, when the duck is flying away, it’s on the top of the page, signifying a place of freedom (in this case freedom from the mud). Consideration of Instructional Application: In my classroom, children can practice counting animals from the story. I would have all of the animals cut out and my class would count them while I put them up on the board as I read through the story. After a read aloud, I would have my students pretend to be the animals and count each other. I could also connect my lesson to math, since it involves counting, or I could connect it to science and teach them about the different kinds of animals in the story.

  • Amber Bronder
    2018-09-23 03:57

    Who will help the duck who is stuck? One Duck Stuck, written by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Jane Chapman, is a counting picture book depicting the predicament of a duck who "gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh". The duck asks for help, and groups of animals in sequential counting order come to answer the call. Two fish splish, three moose clomp, four crickets pleep, and so on come to the aid of the duck, all the way up to ten, to no avail. It is not until all of the groups of animals work together that the duck gets unstuck with a "spluck"! A great moral of working together to best solve a problem is revealed at the end. The illustrations are bright and vivid with deep colors to portray the animals and the surrounding marsh. The most charming aspect of this story is the fun use of onomatopoeia vocabulary. The use of repetition is also appealing to young readers and listeners as they can participate along in calling out, "Help! Help! Who can help? We can! We can!" as it is read on each page. The sound effects alone would keep the attention of young readers, as well as the animal friends that come to the rescue. This counting book does not really emphasize counting however, and focuses more on the fun vocalizations. This book could be used for counting lessons (with more teacher emphasis on the actual counting), as well as a cross curricular science tie of types of animals and their features (primary grades standard). Recommended for ages 2-7 as a read aloud and ages 6-8 as a reader, as there are more advanced spelling patterns as well as the needed ability to read the unfamiliar sound effect words. An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Winner, A National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children's Book in Language Arts, and a Parents Best Book of the Year.

  • Kay
    2018-10-09 04:55

    Poor duck is stuck in muck. He calls "help! help! who can help?" The animals come to help but no luck until finally , "spluck" his foot pops out. Ducks thanks all the animals and off he goes again. teaching application- What a fun story to have kids practice counting, rhyming, and interacting with during story time. Plastic animals would be fun to have available with number cards to use when reenacting.

  • Rainey Rew
    2018-10-19 00:15

    As a teacher, I could see this book as being a great way in incorporating counting on in math. It's creative and imaginative with the different animals coming in to try and save the one duck who is stuck in the marsh. I rated this high because I enjoyed how interactive this was!

  • Kelly
    2018-09-25 03:46

    This is a counting book that has nice rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. A duck is stuck in the muck and different animals try to help him get unstuck. Very fun.

  • Steven Strothman
    2018-10-06 03:09

    A fun counting book with a bunch of animal characters. The only drawback for me was that the cadence in the book was a little off at times.

  • Kim Nelson
    2018-10-20 03:15

    Nice counting book. Great use of animals to assist a duck that is stuck in the muck. Nice variety of words. Bright pictures. No doubt a consistent story time favorite

  • Stephanie Reid
    2018-09-26 02:48

    It's just ok

  • Caitlin
    2018-10-20 03:02

    I think it’s just okay, but my husband loves reading this one. Daughter ate some of the cover, so I guess that makes it a winner?

  • Mort
    2018-10-08 00:06

    Great book talks about problem solving. I would read this book to my children. Great book for the classroom.

  • Melissa Newton
    2018-10-05 05:13

    Title: One Duck StuckAuthor: Phyllis RootIllustrator: Jane ChapmanGenre: Counting Book, Repetitive BookTheme(s): Teamwork, FriendshipOpening line/sentence: Down by the marsh,by the sleepy,slimy marsh, one duckgets stuck in the muck,down by thedeep green marsh.Brief Book Summary: A helpless duck is stuck in the marsh, and various animals try to come to his rescue in increasing numbers. None of the animals have success in helping the duck escape until the conclusion of the book when they appear to come all together as one. The onomatopoeia, alliteration, and rhyming that fills the text takes readers on a slimy adventure that have them counting and eager to help the duck escape the marsh at the turn of the first page.Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly) Just as the title of this satisfying counting book says, there's one duck stuck (in the muck, as it turns out). Different groups of marshland creatures, from two fish to 10 dragonflies, appear with an offer of help. Each arrival is described with verbal relish: "Nine snakes/ leaving little wakes/ slither to the duck./ Slink, slink." However, no matter what the number or the species, the result is the same: the duck stays stuck. Root's (Mrs. Potter's Pig) wordplay finds an effective visual counterpart in Chapman's (Dora's Eggs) full-bleed gouaches. The illustrator revels in juxtaposing strong colors, so that the hues in her palette pop with a primary-like brightness. But the book does suffer from a major leap in logic: it's never clear how the animals tried to use their distinctive talents in their failed attempts to free the duck. When they all finally gather to effect a joint rescue effort, nothing happens except a recap of the funny noises they make; on the penultimate spread, the duck simply steps out of the goo with a "Spluck!" Will children wonder why the duck didn't extract itself earlier? Probably not--they'll be too enchanted by Chapman's vibrant pictures and the immensely satisfying sounds and rhythms of Root's text.Professional Recommendation/Review #2:Kristin Harris (Children's Literature) A rhyming, counting book, this is a story about a duck that gets stuck in the muck. Crying out for help, many creatures come in numeric sequence to attempt to get the duck unstuck. The creatures include such unsuspecting rescuers as crickets, snails and frogs. While individually they fail, when they all get together and try, they succeed. The duck gets out of the muck. The illustrations are bold and colorful, and apt to hold a young child's attention. Also geared to the young child are the many repeated phrases and sounds. This book is fun to listen to and look at.Response to Two Professional Reviews:Both reviews note the appeal of the book’s vibrant illustrations and their ability to maintain children’s attention. Additionally, they both note the effectiveness of the array of sounds and phrases used throughout the book. Unlike the second review, the first review questions the logic behind the plot, but dismisses the thought due to the book’s countless number of other strengths.Evaluation of Literary Elements:This text is incredibly appealing to young readers because of its highly engaging literary elements. The descriptive verse and written sounds immerse children in the text entirely, allowing them to feel that they are on the edge of the muck, trying to help the duck. The vibrant illustrations aid the reader in remaining engaged, as well. Consideration of Instructional Application:This book is ideal in a preschool and/or Kindergarten setting, as it utilizes repetitive text and introduces the counting of numbers. With that being said, this is an ideal book to read a number of times so that early readers can familiarize themselves with the text and then read it independently. This is also an ideal text to reenact as it prompts the children to consider how they would work together to help a friend or classmate that was in a sticky situation. This book is a great introduction to the concept of teamwork.

  • Alea
    2018-09-25 22:51

    This book is fun for children ages 2-3. It's rhythmic verses allows children to learn of different animals and learn to count. This is a good book for children to participate, and has lots of fun illustrations to keep them interested and involved. The alliteration is also clever, and keeps the entertainment alive.

  • Evie Milburn
    2018-10-21 02:48

    Title: One Duck StuckAuthor: Phyllis RootIllustrator: Jane ChapmanGenre: Counting BookTheme(s): Numbers, Animals, Colors, Onomatopoeia, Teamwork Opening line/sentence: Down by the marsh, by the sleepy, slimy marsh, one duck gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh. Brief Book Summary: This counting book is about a duck that gets stuck in muck down in a marsh. The book starts with one duck and counts up to ten different types of animals that try and help him get out of the marsh. Eventually with all the animals help they get the duck out of the muck. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: The Horn Book Guide OnlineA rhythmic, repetitive text follows the efforts of one stuck duck as two fish, three moose, and so on up to ten dragonflies try to free the duck. When all help together, the duck comes free of the muck. The language is playful and rich in onomatopoeia, and the colorful gouache paintings are humorous.Professional Recommendation/Review #2: Kristin Harris (Children’s Literature)A rhyming, counting book, this is a story about a duck that gets stuck in the muck. Crying out for help, many creatures come in numeric sequence to attempt to get the duck unstuck. The creatures include such unsuspecting rescuers as crickets, snails, and frogs. While individually they fail, when they all get together and try, they succeed. The duck gets out of the muck. The illustrations are bold and colorful, and apt to hold a young child’s attention. Also geared to the young child are the many repeated phrases and sounds. This book is fun to listen to and look at. Response to Two Professional Reviews: I agree with both of the reviews listed above. They both pulled out great points from One Duck Stuck. The onomatopoeia is incredible and a great way to keep children engaged along with the beautiful bright illustrations. The author and illustrator didn’t just make this a counting book but adding animals, writing elements and colors into the story, as well. It seems to me that from both reviews listed above, that this a book that they would highly recommend. Evaluation of Literary Elements: This book seems to be approachable for children, however this is obviously a strong plot that the duck is stuck in the muck and that could be very stressful for young readers. The onomatopoeia and vocabulary words could be a little too much for a young reader to handle, as well. However, the bright colorful illustrations are wonderful and very welcoming. Consideration of Instructional Application: I think after reading this book to my class I would incorporate this book into an art project that is hands on. I think it would be neat to have the children make their own duck stuck in the muck. We could use brown play dough and rubber ducks or even paper plates with brown paint and paper ducks and glue them in the muck. I think it’s a great illustration and a hands on activity that will keep the children busy, while incorporating their own creativity.

  • Eva Leger
    2018-10-01 04:11

    This is a nice little counting book for toddlers. It's about average I'd say- there is nothing special that comes to mind when I think of it. Julia likes it well enough- enough to ask for it more than once for sure. She likes to count along with me and it does have the numbers big enough for the child to see what they are- bigger than the smaller words basically. There were a few words that just aren't in a toddlers vocabulary but the good thing about that is Julia was interested and asking me what they meant. I still thought they were a bit *too* difficult though- especially as the book is for 2-4 year olds.It's a good enough book if you're teaching your child(ren) to count- otherwise I'd say pass.

  • Jennie
    2018-09-23 23:14

    Age: 3-6Genre: Picture bookDiversity: AbilitiesIllustrations: Colorful and fairly detailed illustrations of all the animals included in the storyline. For an added touch there is a leaf to be found in every scene of the book.Personal Response: I enjoyed this story and appreciate the message that teamwork can accomplish things that individuals cannot. The fact that teamwork is secondary to the use of numbers is a bonus.Curriculum: This story could be used with a lesson on working together taught in kindergarten or used as a theme in a story time session in a library. This is also a great book to use in conjunction with learning the numbers 1-10 and about different animals.

  • Sae Heo
    2018-09-29 01:53

    This book is really good for toddler because they can learn number, different animals, and different sounds through the book "One Duck Stuck". Also, children may enjoy the plot of story in this book. They can memorize words and numbers easily in classroom. Many sentense of each page are repeat, so it is very rhythmic in this book.Extension: After read this book, children review numbers and words follow the teacher's direction.Children do coloring each animal from the book's characters when teacher give the coloring paper each of them. They can memorize each animal through this activity.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2018-10-15 00:05

    A good counting, rhyming, sound-effect book with bold colors. I enjoyed the different animals that came to help. The reading and illustrations might work with the toddler group, but the counting aspect can be added for the preschool. Maybe I'll try both, taking into consideration the attention span of the toddlers.3/31/10 & 4/1/10 After trying this one with preschool, I think I might skip the toddler group--only because we get such young ones in it. But the preschoolers did well with their counting as they usually do. And I think they liked the creatures and the rhyming. The colorful illustrations were probably nice for them, too.

  • Jeff Sehorn
    2018-10-15 03:50

    I absolutely love this book! No, not because it brings back fond childhood memories...I had never even heard of it until about a year ago. I used to work with severely physically and mentally disabled kids. We had a speech pathologist who came to my class twice a week, and she read this book to us once. She is a delightful woman, by far the best speech path we have ever had! I don't know if this is really such a great book, but it is so much fun to hear Ann read. I would actually request this book every now and then!

  • Jessica
    2018-10-21 00:14

    One Duck Stuck has to be one of the most fun counting books I've read. It would be fun to read out loud because the rhyming just rolls right off the tongue. It's all so fun and fits together really nicely. I kind of liked how it was only a few parts here and there that rhymed, and not every line. It made the rhyming lines stick out, and the counting felt more fun than forced like it can feel in some picture books. Instead of everything being focused on the counting, everything was focused on getting the duck out of the muck, and the counting just happened to come along with it.

  • Tanya
    2018-10-06 00:02

    I am not a huge fan of counting books. The rhyming is lovely in the is book, it reminds me of the more entertaining "the Trucks are Stuck." Counting to ten becomes overly repetitive, however. The artwork is wonderfully colorful, but because the duck is stuck, there is not much action in the book, either, nor is it clear how all the creatures are trying to help the duck. Pass on this one, unless you like numbers books. Or if you can make up a tune to it - I'd give it four or five stars with a catchy tune!

  • Sarah Sammis
    2018-10-15 06:06

    I picked up One Duck Stuck because it reminded me of Ducks in Muck but for more advanced readers. The two books use similar rhymes but One Duck Stuck is three times the length and the rhymes border on tongue twisters.The basic plot centers around the stuck duck and her attempts to get out of the muck. She enlists the help of her swamp friends: fish, insects, some birds and a variety of animals. Separately the can't help the duck but what if they work together?Both Sean and Harriet enjoy One Duck Stuck. Sean likes it for the counting and the rhymes. Harriet likes it for the creatures.

  • Alyson Rizk
    2018-10-19 06:54

    One Duck Stuck is a great book to read when intorducing counting. Each number has a different animal or bug so the children can see what that item looks like as a picture. It is very colorful and will catch the childen's attention. It can also be used to let children know that you should try and help your friends when they are in need. This book also has some great rhyming words throughout the book.LE-For One Duck Stuck I would make stick puppets and have the children re-tell the story to me.

  • Kaytlyn Witcher
    2018-09-22 03:08

    This book is about a duck that is stuck in the muck. Different groups of creatures try to help get the duck unstuck. Each group counts up by ones starting with the one duck. No one group can get the duck unstuck. So they all finally gather as a joint rescue effort. Then finally the duck get out of the muck.Classroom: This book is good for Pre-K or Kindergarten. This bok uses both numbers counting and rhyming words. It would book good for a math lesson or even a literature lesson for these two grade levels.

  • Jeanette Rakestraw
    2018-10-13 04:01

    Another great book for teaching the concept of working together and to never give up. It's ok to ask for help and if someone ask you for help, try to help them even if you don't succeed together. It teaches that if you all work together, the task will eventually be achieved. Children all have different strenghts and when they are combined they become stronger.Georgia Pre-K Standards content area of Social & Emotional development.

  • Caitlin
    2018-10-08 05:12

    I have been reading this book with K-3 ESL and bilingual students, and they are "stuck" on it! The pictures are bold and the duck's situation is urgent, engaging even my struggling readers. Rhyming and lyrical, the text provides good opportunities to practice K-1 sight words and use phonics rules to sound out onomatopoeic words. For ESL, there are opportunities to expand animal vocabulary beyond the usual cat/dog/mouse. Great book!

  • Christy
    2018-10-03 01:02

    One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? With bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman, this counting tale by Phyllis Root is a feast of sounds and numbers that will have young listeners scrambling to join the slippy, sloppy fun.

  • Mitch Cowger
    2018-10-03 03:50

    One Duck Stuck was a silly book about how a duck gets stuck in the mud and has all these individuals help him but no one can get him unstuck. But in the end if all these individuals work together at the same time they get the duck unstuck. It was short and straight to the point which was entertaining, also it kept the same pattern in describing how the animals were helping but used different adjectives each time which kept it interesting. Overall, it was a good book with a good message.

  • Margaret Chind
    2018-10-13 05:09

    While I'm not 100% in love with the illustrations, I like this book a lot. It is full of value. Sounds, various animals, rhymes, rhythm and repetition, oh and of course there is counting. I can see why so many people lean toward this book. I've been reading a pile of books and this is the first one the preschooler has grabbed and is "reading" again by pictures herself. So perhaps we'll have to look for a copy ourselves.