A Very Quacky Christmas

A Very Quacky Christmas

3.53 (108 ratings by Goodreads)
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The only Christmas quacker you'll need this holiday season

'We wish you a quacky Christmas ...'

Samantha Duck is getting ready for Christmas.
'I'm going to give presents to animals all over the world!'

Her friend Sebastian tells her not to bother.
'Christmas is not for animals,' he says.

But with the help of her farmyard friends, Samantha sets out to prove that Christmas is for everyone.

A joyous tale of giving and sharing from two award-winning Australian creators.


'Highly recommend this book all year round, not just at Christmas.' - CBCA Reading Time

'a lovely feel-good story, with a positive message. A Very Quacky Christmas can be enjoyed by the whole family.' - Kids' Book Review

'Throughout, loose linework reminiscent of Jules Feiffer's or James Stevenson's lends vitality to the animal characters; they are not fully anthropomorphic, but their human postures, particularly loyal friend Sebastian's, are winning. The scenes are warm and sunny, perhaps indicating a Southern Hemisphere setting familiar to the Australian author and illustrator.' - Kirkus
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 225 x 275 x 5mm | 180g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 0733333745
  • 9780733333743
  • 1,305,137

About Frances Watts

Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. Her bestselling picture books include Goodnight, Mice! (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2006 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge); and 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (illustrated by David Legge). Her young adult title The Peony Lantern, set in nineteenth-century Japan, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2016. For more, visit www.franceswatts.com Over 35 years, Ann James has collaborated with many authors, illustrating picture books that almost always feature animals! In fact, her own pets are characters in The Midnight Gang; Dog In, Cat Out; The Way I Love You and Chester and Gil.
Ann's playful approach to illustrating is evident in her choice of media and techniques. Some of her memorable picture-book characters are in Lucy Goosey; I'm a Dirty Dinosaur; I'm a Hungry Dinosaur; Bird and Bear and Bird and Bear and the Special Day. She looks forward to readers getting to know Samantha and Sebastian in A Very Quacky Christmas!

Ann lives in Melbourne, where she and her partner run Books Illustrated, a gallery specialising in promoting picture books and their creators.
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Rating details

108 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 14% (15)
4 31% (34)
3 49% (53)
2 5% (5)
1 1% (1)
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