Book Title: MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS
Illustrator: Jeff Mack
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
All Duck wants in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm just don't understand. Can Duck make friends with his fellow barnyard animals and still get the peace and quiet he wants?
"Sauer's clever use of language—‘Mr. Duck grumbled. He mumbled. He flip-flop-fumbled’—will engage children and help soften the getting-along message in a humorous and likable way. Mack picks up on this note, filling the pages with color and action. The expressive characters (especially Mr. Duck) provide amusing touches in illustrations that sprawl across the pages."
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA