FEATHERS FLY when one smart duck decides to teach the farmyard know it alls a lesson. Damaris is a duck. Not the ordinary, silly, jumping inpuddles kind of duck she s a very clever duck. So when the farmyard pigs start picking on the other animals, Damaris and her sheepdog best friend hatch a plot to get back at them. Her plan works so well that she soon feels sorry for the sows, especially when they are captured by the sinister Mr. Crook. Now it s up to Damaris to rescue them. Filled with snooty sows, dotty ducks, and more than a little farmyard excitement, CLEVER DUCK is a charming adventure from the master of animal stories. The Guardian, LondonClever Duck is a 2009 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.