Sitting Ducks by Michael Bedard

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Imagine you're an alligator. You work in a factory that processes ducks. And you live in a town filled with other alligators who dine exclusively on nice, plump, juicy ducks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So what do you do when an innocent duckling waddles into your life? Eat him or become friends? This is best-selling poster artist Michael Bedard's first book for children. In Hopper-esque paintings, his googly-eyed gators and yellow-billed quackers take center stage in an offbeat story about a decidedly odd couple -- and the friendship they make in an alligator-eat-duck world.

About Michael Bedard

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Bedard is one of Canada's most respected writers. His novel, Redwork, was honored with the Governor General's Award.
Published January 1, 1998 by SCHOLASTIC INC. @. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bedard’s satirical picture book debut features his poster duck, who, with his many cloned brethren, figure here as the product of the Colossal Duck Factory.

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They hatch on a conveyor belt in a vast alligator-run factory, then their predators ship them off to Ducktown, where friendly placards encourage them to ""Eat a Lot"" and ""Fatten Up."" (Bedard doesn't specify how the victims vanish from their seeming utopia, but alligator restaurants proudly ser...

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