Baby Duck and the Cozy Blanket

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Baby Duck faces blanket separation in this heartwarming, touch-and-feel tale for the youngest of readers.

Poor Baby Duck! Her cozy blanket needs washing, and that means spending the day without it. In this familiar tale of blanket separation, Amy Hest and Jill Barton bring their lovable, grumpy duck to life in a most touching way. Baby’s many fans are invited to stroke her downy belly, feel her sticky blanket, poke her squishy bath sponge, and even check their own faces in her ...

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Overview

Baby Duck faces blanket separation in this heartwarming, touch-and-feel tale for the youngest of readers.

Poor Baby Duck! Her cozy blanket needs washing, and that means spending the day without it. In this familiar tale of blanket separation, Amy Hest and Jill Barton bring their lovable, grumpy duck to life in a most touching way. Baby’s many fans are invited to stroke her downy belly, feel her sticky blanket, poke her squishy bath sponge, and even check their own faces in her bedroom mirror. In the end, little readers will be happy to help cuddle Baby’s blanket, which is cleaner—and cozier—than ever.

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Baby Duck fans, rejoice -- your yellow-downed friend is back in action. This time, she's forced to part with her trusted blanket and learns that nothing is better than a warm, clean, and cozy blanket.

This touch-and-feel book allows readers to experience everything Baby Duck feels. Readers can pet Duck's soft yellow fur while reading about her sticky sorrows. When Mrs. Duck suggests it's time to wash the tattered possession kids can feel the oh-so-sticky jam on her blankie. Mrs. Duck says that Baby Duck can help. They put the clothes in a straw basket on their way to the washing machine. Kids are invited to stroke the weaves of the sturdy basket. Then it is Baby's turn to get clean, in a bath of bubbles and a squishy sponge that readers can also feel. "I am sad. I am mad. I want my cozy blanket!" she sings in the tub. After drying off with a fuzzy towel and looking at her clean reflection in the mirror, Baby Duck finally gets her blankie back. She sings "I am warm. I am dry. I love my cozy blanket!"

Featuring everyone's favorite duck, and a slew of very cool textures, this book allows young readers to identify with the worry of temporarily giving up a prized possession. Jill Barton's adorable illustrations of a loving mama and a feisty youngster will appeal to everyone. Amy Hest's text is short and sweet, completing this delightful and endearing Baby Duck dilemma. (Amy Barkat)

Publishers Weekly
The star of You're the Boss, Baby Duck and more is back in Baby Duck and the Cozy Blanket by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton, whose fuzzy yellow tummy peeks out of the cut-away cover. Inside, little ones can touch the "sticky jam" that has soiled the blanket then put it in the "straw basket" on washing day. The newly cleaned "cozy blanket" is ready for cuddling up with in the end. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Like lift-the-flap books, touch and feel books have become an increasingly large part of early readers' libraries. The latter books take advantage of young children's fascination with various textures, shapes and colors, giving them lots of variations to explore. This book is a solid edition to the touch and feel genre. In this bright, well-illustrated title, children are introduced to Baby and Mrs. Duck. Baby encounters several objects, such as a straw basket, sponge and towel, as he goes about his day. Young readers can touch six of these objects. The textures and colors presented here are all quite different, giving young readers plenty of opportunity to be adventurous. The book's admirable short length is also a plus. The author has given consideration to the relatively short attention span of her audience. This appreciation for her market will without doubt increase the prospects for children to stick with this book to the end. 2002, Candlewick Press,
— Bruce Adelson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763615826
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Baby Duck Books! Series
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 318,040
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Hest was born and raised in and around New York City, where she lives today with her husband. She is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels and picture books for young readers, including the much-loved Baby Duck series. "Baby Duck reminds me very much of my daughter, Kate, who is definitely not a duck," the author says. "Although Kate is no longer little, the trials and tribulations of her preschool year - including the high drama of having her favorite blanket washed - are to this day a source of many cozy late-night talks."

Jill Barton has collaborated with Amy Hest on all of the Baby Duck books, and her charming visual humor has helped earn this acclaimed series numerous awards. "What was really interesting about work-ing on BABY DUCK AND THE COZY BLANKET was that Baby Duck is younger than she is in the picture books, but she still had to chime with what went before," she says. "It was a great pleasure to work on a ‘feely’ book that has a stronger narrative ingredient than these books usually have." Jill Barton, who has three children, currently lives in New Zealand.

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    My son loves this book

    I bought this book for my son when he was 2 yrs old. He i s now 3 and he loves this book. I like the way the book is made. My son loves the way the book feels with certain fabrics that stand out in the book. He loves the 2 songs that baby Duck sings about his Cozy Blanket.

    lately I have to read it to him at least 3 times a day. When i reading him the book I have to sing him the parts where Baby Duck is singing.

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