Each year, UVic faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees produce an incredible amount of intellectual content reflecting their breadth and diversity of research, teaching, personal and professional interests.
UVic Alumnus Troy Wilson’s latest book, The Duck Says, is a fun read for the kids – and the parents will enjoy it too! Troy Wilson recently recently appeared as a panelist at the Spring 2016 UVic Author Celebration event and spoke about the process of creating this book.
About the Book
Follow the duck in this madcap romp around the farmyard, which will have kids delighting in his clueless antics and witty wordplay. Bouncing rhymes are perfectly paired with colourful, exuberant art full of visual gags that will have readers laughing along and anticipating what will happen next. A little absurd, a lot slapstick, and all good fun, this is one to keep within arms reach at storytime.
Troy Wilson is the author of the acclaimed picture book Perfect Man, as well as numerous kids’ stories for magazines like chickaDEE, Chirp, and Highlights for Children. You can check in with Troy Wilson on his website – Troy Story.
Praise for the Book
“A fun ride.” –National Post
“This storytime crowd pleaser will have children saying ‘Read it again.'” –The National Reading Campaign
“The Duck Says is a highly entertaining, laugh-out-loud, story of the madcap adventures of a white duck.” –Resource Links
“The Duck Says, by Troy Wilson, is an entertaining parody of an animal sounds book that works seamlessly with Mike Boldt’s bright comic illustrations to create a humourous story with a surprising level of depth….Highly Recommended.” –CM: Canadian Review of Materials