Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam

I loved the rhythm and humour in Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam.  This book is cleverly written by Juliette MacIver with beautiful illustrations by Sarah Davis.

There are plenty of tongue twisters in this chaotic adventure to delight both the reader and the listener in Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam.

All a-quiver by the river where Marmaduke swam,

Marmaduke Duck

eating Marmalade jam.

Marmaduke’s marmalade isn’t ordinary marmalade, it’s made from grapefruit – quirky, just like everything else in this book. There’s a llama with a panorama, a farmer in pyjamas, a ram named Sam and a lamb named Pam and they’re all

In haste for a taste of the marmalade jam.

Marmaduke Duck’s jam is unique and all the other animals and birds seem to think so too, and they want to help her eat it.

Young kids will love the liveliness and fun of this book. It’s a great one to read out loud and  Sarah Davis’ beautifully drawn characters are full of amazing expressions guaranteed to make you giggle.

Apart from the colour and hilarity in Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam., kids will be drawn to the food references and the ‘hearty old party’ with the ‘might feast’.

There’s plenty of movement in this book as the animals sway, swim and dance their way across the pages.

Kids will love the language and vibrant pictures in Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam.

With its themes of friendship, ownership and sharing, this book also paves the way for discussion on these topics.

Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam is published by Scholastic.

 

Published by

Dee White

Dee White lives with her husband and two sons in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn’t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo, her first novel with Walker Books Australia, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.