Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic

Book Jacket

Knock, knock, knock!

Someone's outisde the door...but who?

Meet Max--a duck for all seasons.


This was a cute enough story about a duck who takes over a household--much to everyone's chagrin.  But when he leaves, they realize how much they miss him, and welcome him back gladly the next winter.  Him, and the rest of his flock.

I liked the idea of a duck skipping migration because he wanted to experience winter.  I liked the adorableness of an animal-filled house.  And I loved the page where all the animals surround their owner as the words say, "Someone had to talk to Max.  But who?"  Very cute.

However, the story wasn't especially unique or wonderful.  I liked it, but I don't think it quite deserves to be nominated for the Monarch award.

Two out of five remote hoggers.

Release Date: January 2007
Reading Level: Grade K+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection:MONARCH

No comments:

Post a Comment