I'm a Duck

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.0 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763680329

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About the Author

Eve Bunting has written more than 250 beloved books for children, including Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz and winner of a Caldecott Medal, and Yard Sale, illustrated by Lauren Castillo. Eve Bunting lives in Pasadena, California.

Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated many books, including Bear in Love and Bear and Bunny, both written by Daniel Pinkwater. Will Hillenbrand lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Reviews

Bunting's singsong rhymes don't skip a beat as the duck's trepidation turns into triumph. Hillenbrand is just as successful at capturing the duck's growing confidence...It's an endearing allegorical tale whose messages about practice and taking things at one's own speed will buoy the spirits of children facing new challenges.
--Publishers Weekly

Told with a storyteller's flair, the unpretentious but precisely worded tale flows along steadily, easy to read aloud and pleasing in its expression of feelings familiar to young children. The delicate mixed-media illustrations, created with muted colors and understated patterns, perfectly capture the duckling's fear, tentative attempts to overcome it, and final triumph. A beguiling picture book.
--Booklist

This gentle tale about overcoming fear will comfort and encourage many a reluctant kid (or duck)...The duckling itself is reminiscent of Olivier Dunrea's Gossie and Gertie, with an innocent expression and oversized bill and an overall endearing look. This is definitely a "message" book, but any message in such effective hands will reach its intended audience where they are.
--Kirkus Reviews