Hit the Ball Duck

written and illustrated by Jez Alborough

Duck is at bat. When the ball he hits gets stuck in a tall tree, he tosses up his bat and a glove to knock it down. With everything now caught in the branches how can they finish the game?

Duck is batting in a pickup game of baseball. When the ball he hits gets stuck in a tall tree, he tosses up his bat and a glove to knock it down, and soon all three are caught in the branches. At the story's beginning, little Frog is dismissed as too small for ball with his bigger friends, but he surprises Goat, Sheep, and Duck with a clever plan to retrieve the items in the tree. The rhyming text moves along quickly and the large, brightly colored illustrations bring the foolishness to life.