Buy it: Hit the Ball Duck
Hit the Ball Duck (By Jez Alborough) – My daughter Ally, age 5, and I have enjoyed all of Alborough’s books about Duck and his friends. This is one of our favorites. In this fun rhyming story, Duck, Frog, Goat and Sheep head to the park to play baseball. But Duck’s hit sends the ball up into a tree, where it gets stuck. Duck, who doesn’t always think things through, decides to throw the bat up to knock down the ball, but that gets stuck as well. He then does the same thing with the glove. My daughter always giggles through this story. Then the four friends decide to climb on one another to make a tower and reach the ball, bat and glove. But they fall over. Luckily, their fall shakes the tree and everything falls out. However, Frog catches the ball, which means Duck is out. A cute story and a great gift idea for little baseball fans.
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