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Saturday 13 April 2013

Review: Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck

Mr Darcy the duck is back (see our review of the first book, Mr Darcy, here) in this adorable tale in celebration of 200 years of Pride and Prejudice.

It's dancing season and all the animals are in full flight. Maria the mouse is skipping along the path, Bingley the horse is trotting through the field and Caroline the cow is waltzing in the pasture.

In Pemberley Park, Lizzy the duck and her sisters are dancing around a maypole, but Mr Darcy, despite his firm good looks, is not a dancer. As Lizzy runs up and asks him to dance, Mr Darcy most reluctantly and politely declines.

He's no dancer. All he does is fall on his backside. Can his friends help him with his two left feet?

Author Field, a self-confessed Jane Austen fan, brings to life a little slice of the magic that is Pride and Prejudice in Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck. Award-winning illustrator (and author) Peter Carnavas once again brings charm and childlike warmth to Mr Darcy's bucolic world, making for a sweet and rhythmic story that will delight kids - and no doubt send them into a maypole spin.

Title: Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck
Author: Alex Field
Illustrator: Peter Carnavas
Publisher: New Frontier, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: April 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921928178
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book