Author(s): Meg McKinlay
In a primary school class, the teacher, Mrs Melvino, brings in a new class pet. A duck called Max. All of the students, including Abby, want to take Max home for the night. Hwever, they must abide by Max's strict demands before Mrs Melvino allows it. Abby works hard to make her home appropriate but when Max finally comes home with Abby, he waddles away to the park. Abby has to rescue him from the pond but needs the help of her neighbour, the annoying Noah.