Don't Fidget a Feather!

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Their contest to decide who is the champion almost has disastrous consequences for Gander and Duck.

Their contest to decide who is the champion of champions almost has disastrous consequences for Gander and Duck.

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Overview

Their contest to decide who is the champion almost has disastrous consequences for Gander and Duck.

Their contest to decide who is the champion of champions almost has disastrous consequences for Gander and Duck.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A pair of competitive waterfowl have a freeze-in-place contestuntil a fox happens by. "Duck and Gander, with their comic expressions, are an endearing pair," said PW. Ages 4-7. (May)
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
This is a story with drama and universal appeal. Duck and Gander are competitors. Duck suggests they have a "freeze-in-place" contest. "Don't move! Don't talk! Don't fidget a feather!" Neither one will give in no matter who is bothering them. Fox appears. Who will be the first to "fidget" or will they end up in Fox's cooking pot? The illustrations portray the idyllic scene yet, underscore the impending danger and the subtle humor. Success guaranteed!
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Brimming with confidence, Duck and Gander challenge one another to contests of swimming and flying, hoping to establish once and for all who is the ``champion of champions.'' When the results are inconclusive, Duck suggests a freeze-in-place contest. A host of hilarious interruptions arise to break their concentration, but both remain perfectly still. The situation turns ominous when Fox stumbles onto the contestants and sees an easy dinner. He drags them into his den and prepares a savory stew, until, at the last minute, Duck sacrifices the contest to save Gander from the pot. The story closes with the two friends sharing a steaming bowl of vegetable stew. Children are sure to identify with these characters and their friendly, yet relentless, pursuit to do each other ``one better.'' Schindler's soft illustrations capture the colors of the forest, growing appropriately darker as the crisis builds. As in Silverman and Schindler's Big Pumpkin (Macmillan, 1992), there is just enough predictability here to keep youngsters involved. The engaging art and energetic story line make this a perfect choice for reading aloud.-Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA
Linda Ward-Callaghan
Duck and Gander constantly vie with each other for champion status. Although Duck can swim faster, Gander can fly higher. So to settle the crown of "champion of champions," Duck proposes a freeze-in-place contest. Neither one fidgets a feather despite distractions from bees, rabbits, and crows. But when a fox bundles them up and begins to boil water for stew, Duck sacrifices the contest to save her friend and thus becomes the true champion. Schindler's delicate pastel illustrations lend a soft quality to the humor and warmth of Silverman's tale of friendship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780782921
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Sales rank: 636,439
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2005

    My 3-year-old Loves it!

    After reading this book once to my son, I kept 'catching' him with it. He absolutely loves it. Of course, he kept insisting the fox put the gander in the crock pot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2002

    A smart Thriller for Threes and up

    This book is so much fund and such a treasure! It captures the spirit of a child's need for competition, has drama and celebrates the gift of friendship and courage. All this is told in a wonderful language and with delightful illustrations.

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