"I've got a chicken that wants to be a duck!" Frank is a funny chick. Unlike all his brothers and sisters, he doesn't want to peck around at anything and everything in the dust. No, Frank wants to dabble about in the lovely duckpond, splashing himself with water. Most of all, he wants to learn to SWIM. Can Jemima, the farmer's daughter, find a way to help Frank? And if Frank CAN swim like a duck, what will happen when he grows up to be a cockerel?
DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for ALL BECAUSE OF JACKSON and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for HARRIET'S HARE. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title THE SHEEP-PIG was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.