Featured books by Martin Waddell

Farmer Duck

By: Martin Waddell
Illustrated by: Helen Oxenbury
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

“How goes the work?” demands the lazy farmer. The beleaguered worker Duck responds, “Quack…” until, the cow, sheep, and hens hatch a plan to run the lazy man off of the farm. The expressive illustrations and satisfying telling continue to delight as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. 

Owl Babies

By: Martin Waddell
Illustrated by: Patrick Benson
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Fiction

When they find their mother gone from the nest, three owlets worry that their mother won't return, but of course she does. Stunning illustrations combine with repeating text for a reassuring story.

The Super Hungry Dinosaur

By: Martin Waddell
Illustrated by: Leonie Lord
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

A boy and his dog foil the ravenous intentions of a super hungry T-Rex that shows up unexpectedly in the backyard. After taming the creature, mom provides a huge plate of pasta to make a "super full dinosaur" who happily leaves, but only after after a very large, satisfying burp. Child-like illustrations add appeal in this very silly, engaging tale.

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