Disaster always seems to strike when Duck’s about. In this, his third misadventure, the impetuous Duck forgets about his conked-out truck and jumps aboard Goat’s boat. Before Frog and Sheep can stop him he’s taken the helm and headed seawards leaving the owner stranded. After an uncomfortable night on the ocean waves, the trio finally drifts ashore in Goat’s ‘broken’ boat.
Alborough’s rhyme is as sure-footed as ever and the illustrations are a riot. A great read aloud: the storyline impels you to read it straight through, but make sure you draw attention to the comic detail in the pictures and leave the book available for your rapt listeners to explore further.