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When mischievous duckling Zachary Quack meets a flicketty-quick dragonfly, he hustles it into the air. But who is really hustling who?

Zachary Quack stars in his own big adventure as he chases a dragonfly through some very sticky situations.
Climbing the river bank on to the track, went pittery pattery Zachary Quack . . .
Zachary Quack is pestering and scruffling all over the river bank. Then he finds a flicketty - quick dragon and hustles it here, there and everywhere. But who is really hustling who?
'A child's best introduction to books' - The Times
'Delightful to read aloud' - The Independent

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Reviews

The popular character Zachary Quack from the beloved Hairy Maclary author Lynley Dodd stars in his own big adventure as he chases a dragonfly through some very sticky situations...This book will be as loved as all of Dodd’s books with its fun rhyming text and cheerful illustrations.

Swings and Roundabouts

I was focusing on Dodd’s joyful language, but I know for any child being read to they will also be looking at the story happening within the illustrations. While the naughty little duck is going over the rake and leaves, who should be poking out from the corner but Hairy Maclary?...It is the perfect way to encourage visual literacy and teach kids how to follow a story – and what an enjoyable way to create our future readers.

Simie Simpson, The Sapling

A sheer delight for little readers, and a nice size so they can hold it themselves.

Linda Thompson, NZME

This is a great monster book for toddler storytimes. A little duck chases a dragonfly and makes a mess of himself, looking more and more like a monster the further he goes until he lands in the pond and everything gets cleaned off. Super cute.

Erin, Good Reads

The gorgeous little Zachary Quack gets himself into a right mess chasing a dragonfly. Too cute.

Shahrun, Good Reads

My two year old is rarely genuinely interested in his bedtime story, normally it's just a time for him to jump on mummy and daddy's bed, but with this one he will sit beside me, point at the pictures and is now joining it with the repeating phrases "flick, flick, flick" and "quick, quick, quick".

Sophie, Good Reads

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143505228

    September 6, 2011

    Puffin MR

    36 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Board Book

    9780143772712

    September 3, 2018

    Puffin MR

    30 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • EBook

    9781742539997

    November 1, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

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  • Zachary Quack Minimonster
    Lynley Dodd

    EBook

    9781742533087

    June 1, 2012

    Penguin Apps

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