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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

The Duck Says

by (author) Troy Wilson

illustrated by Mike Boldt

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
Humorous Stories, Ducks, Geese, etc.
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price

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The duck says, “Read this book!”

Follow the duck in this madcap romp around the farmyard, which will have kids delighting in his clueless antics and witty wordplay.

Bouncing rhymes are perfectly paired with colourful, exuberant art full of visual gags that will have readers laughing along and anticipating what will happen next.

A little absurd, a lot slapstick, and all good fun, this is one to keep within arm’s reach at storytime.

About the authors


Troy Wilson est l'auteur du livre Les cancans du canard publié aux Éditions Scholastic. Il a également écrit plusieurs histoires pour enfants publiées dans les magazines chickaDEE, Chirp et Highlights for Children. Troy n'a pas tenu de kiosque de limonade quand il était jeune. Il affirme aussi qu'il n'a jamais rivalisé avec son petit frère, sauf quand ils jouaient à des jeux vidéo. Troy habite à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.


Troy Wilson was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, and currently lives in Victoria. Though he is best known as the author of the beloved and best-selling picture book Perfect Man, he has also written numerous kids' stories for Chickadee, Chirp, and Highlights for Children. Troy has given well-received presentations at schools, libraries, bookstores, festivals, and conferences across Canada.

Troy Wilson's profile page

Mike Boldt has been my name
for quite a few years.

Some people call me an Author / Illustrator.
I’ve been called worse.

I still enjoy cartoons.

I like ice cream a lot.

I‘ve drawn since I was young.

I read (picture) books.

I like to write & draw them too.

I’m amazed and grateful every day this is my job.

Mike Boldt's profile page


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Troy Wilson’s Perfect Man:

“An inspirational story with sly humour.” —Maclean’s

“A wonderful story about finding your own voice and those special people who make a difference in our lives.”—BC Parent

Praise for Mike Boldt:

“Giggle-inducing, lively fun.” —The National Reading Campaign (for Ode to Underwear)

“Mike Boldt’s detailed oil illustrations offer plenty of laughs . . .This funny riff on familiar characters and songs hits all the right notes.”—Quill & Quire (for Little Jack Horner, Live From the Corner)

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