Duck Goes Meow

Woof! says Dog. Moo! says Cow.  Cluck! says Hen, and Duck Goes … meow.

A little yellow duckling is amongst animal friends who are all sure of the sounds they make: hiss, neigh, moo, cheep, cluck and oink.

But when Duck goes ‘meow’, the other animals say no, that is wrong, try again … then Duck’s mama arrives, and boy, do they get a surprise!

Written by Juliette MacIver and illustrated by Carla Martell

$21.99 incl. GST

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Duck Goes Meow won the Picture Book Award in the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.  The judges said this universal story distills all the elements of a great picture book to create a joyous celebration of the unexpected and deliver a conclusion that surprises the animals in the story and readers alike.


NZ Booklovers ~ Inspired by a real-life furry feathered friendship, this is a fun, quirky and adorable book from the brilliant author Juliette MacIver. MacIver, of Marmaduke Duck and That’s Not A Hippopotamus fame, nails it again. Duck Goes Meow is entertaining and perfectly pitched for younger readers. MacIver is a master of rhyme and her talent at making it natural, rhythmic and not a chore for an adult reader is sublime yet again. Read the full review.

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