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Duck and Cover

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by Jackie Urbanovic
     
 

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When Harold, a large green alligator with a big mouth and an even bigger appetite, shows up at Irene's door seeking shelter, everyone hides. Except Max. Max persuades the other critters that this particular runaway needs their help. So while everyone keeps busy seeing that Harold remains well fed, Max cooks up a clever plan. But is a room filled with fake

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When Harold, a large green alligator with a big mouth and an even bigger appetite, shows up at Irene's door seeking shelter, everyone hides. Except Max. Max persuades the other critters that this particular runaway needs their help. So while everyone keeps busy seeing that Harold remains well fed, Max cooks up a clever plan. But is a room filled with fake alligators enough to keep the zoo detective away?

Editorial Reviews

When Harold the alligator runs away from the zoo after being wrongfully accused of eating a dog, Max the Duck comes to his rescue. He convinces Brody, Dakota, Bebe, and the rest of the menagerie to hide their toothy friend, regardless of their worries about Harold's bottomless appetite. So much fun you'll quack with laughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061214448
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,096,324
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jackie Urbanovic is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Duck at the Door, Duck Soup, and Duck and Cover, as well as the illustrator of If You're Hoppy, by April Pulley Sayre. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jackie Urbanovic is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Duck at the Door, Duck Soup, and Duck and Cover, as well as the illustrator of If You're Hoppy, by April Pulley Sayre. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Duck and Cover 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
bookwormwithtoddlers More than 1 year ago
My toddlers and I enjoy the Max series and this one doesn't disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is not only a great author but an illustrator as well. The children that I read to in an inner city school in San Francisco loved all three of her "Duck" books. They are suspenssful and humorous.
SJKessel More than 1 year ago
Urbanovic, J. (2009). Duck and Cover. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 9780061214455 Duck and Cover is a part of a larger series featuring Max the duck, who, among other anthropomorphized animals, was adopted by a human adult named Irene. This story features a new animal seeking shelter with Max and Irene. An alligator named Harold has escaped from the zoo after being accused of eating a pet dog and is desperate for help. As the zoo inspector visits Irene in search of the missing alligator, Max and the other animals must balance finding the perfect place to hide Harold the alligator while overcoming their fear of him. The illustrations show more of the animals' dialogue than what is presented in the main text. Some of their comments are typical of young children's questions or comments, others are cute and still others are subtle jokes. (My personal favorite is the dog that asks "under-wear??" while searching for a place to hide Harold) Activities to do with the book: This book is best used with preschoolers or kindergartners. It can help with discussions of adoption, fostering children, having a new baby join a family or accepting a new student into a class. If a teacher or babysitter does not want to use this book as a part of a larger discussion, the narrative can be used for fun to encourage a game of hide-and-seek. Students could also create their own illustrations of disguises or hiding spots for Harold. Also, if props are available, the students could pretend to be Harold and disguise themselves with objects around the classroom or house. Favorite Quotes: "Max was afraid too, but he remembered what it was like to be in trouble and alone. Now it was his turn to help someone else." "My mouth is big and my appetite is bigger, but I'm not dangerous." "I love you all so much, I could eat you up." For more of my children's literature reviews, visit sjkessel.blogspot.com
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This book is a great book. My son enjoys all the books by Urbanovic.
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