Can you find the Yellow Duck? A giveaway…

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As a kid I loved looking for the yellow duck which hid in the pages of books illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. I first discovered the yellow duck in Cartwright’s First Thousand Words in English. There was something very magical about looking at (what seemed like) the entire world I knew spread before me in this bright yellow book.

Although Cartwright died in 2004 (you can read an obituary from the Guardian here), his work lives on and is still an important part of childhood for many kids growing up in the UK. Whether it’s through Farmyard Tales or the First Experiences series, the yellow duck continues to hide and delight kids everywhere.

This month Usborne are celebrating 35 years of publishing Stephen Cartwright’s illustrations and as part of the celebrations I’ve got a great giveaway here on the blog. Find the yellow duck and you could win a brilliant bundle including:-

  • a Farmyard Tales Animals Sticker Book
  • 2 Farmyard Tales flip books
  • a Farmyard Tales colouring book
  • a First thousand words in English pack
  • and a duck toy

  • He’s hiding somewhere on my blog… so find him, let me know where he’s got to and you’ll be entered into the draw for the prize. The duck you’re searching for looks exactly like the one above, but is not the one on this page 😉

    Here are the details:

  • To enter this giveaway you must find the yellow duck who is hiding somewhere on my blog and then tell me where he is hiding. CLUE: On the right-hand side of this screen is a list of topics/themes and using this will help you find the yellow duck. I can tell you that the yellow duck has gone to be with another of his species created by an illustrator who is not short but who will make him laugh.

  • So that the location of the duck remains secret, please enter the giveaway using this contact form (comments on this post are disabled). In your message make sure to include the URL of the page/post where the yellow duck is hiding:

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    [I've found the yellow duck]

    Your Message

  • The giveaway closes on Wednesday September 12th 6am. The winner will be selected at random from those who have told me where the yellow duck is hiding, and will be contacted via email that day. The winner will have one week to get back in touch with me with their postal address. If I have not heard from the winner by September 17th I will redraw the winner.

  • This giveaway is open to UK residents only.

  • Whether or not you can find the yellow duck on my blog you can follow him on twitter @Find_the_Duck and find him on Facebook

    Wishing you lots of luck with finding the duck!

    So far 22 people have entered this giveaway.