“Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam”
I read this book out loud to some work colleagues at work just for fun, and like the write-up on the back says, we laughed our socks off. Or should I say they laughed at my attempts to try to say the rhymes faster as the story went along. Very hard to do as you will discover should you have the joy of reading this delightful book. Both Juliette MacIver’s fun and quirky text and Sarah Davis’s lively illustrations will surely keep any young child 4 years and up, entertained. This is a beautiful story of Farmer Palmer’s farm animals descending on Marmaduke Duck as she is sampling her Marmalade Jam, sending Ilama into the pond, and eating all the jam. Farmer Palmer saves the day by throwing a party and all the farm animals help out including Ilama and Marmaduke Duck. Another NZ Post Children’s Book Award finalist for 2011, it deserves to be a winner. I love the colours in this book.