Duck and Goose, It's Time for Christmas!

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Celebrate Christmas with Duck and Goose’s new holiday board book!

Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding, and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work. . . .

Tad Hills’s simple text and vivid, expressive illustrations make this sweet, ...

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Overview

Celebrate Christmas with Duck and Goose’s new holiday board book!

Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding, and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work. . . .

Tad Hills’s simple text and vivid, expressive illustrations make this sweet, funny little book the perfect stocking stuffer. Preschoolers who loved the bestselling Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin—or those meeting Duck and Goose for the first time—will be thrilled to own this charming winter tale.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Duck is walking in the snow with his friend Goose. Duck has a purpose, but Goose wants to play. So Duck tells Goose that it is not time for catching snowflakes. Then Goose must be told it is not time for sledding, nor is it time for making snow angels. Goose also learns it is not time for throwing snowballs and it is not time for making a snowgoose. Duck tells Goose it is not time to skate, which is a good thing, because Goose does not skate very well. He does make quite a handsome snow fort, even though it is not time for doing that either. The next to last scene is Duck calling to Goose to come on as he holds a star behind his back and stands near two other birds decorating a fir tree. When Goose comes, Duck tells him it is time for Christmas and Goose stands on Duck's head to put the star on top of the tree. A cute story with nice repetition of the phrase "It is not time for..." makes this a child pleaser. The expressions on Duck and Goose's faces add to the story's charm. This is part of the "Duck and Goose" series. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
School Library Journal
PreS-K—The adorable Duck and Goose are back. Decked out in brightly colored wooly caps, the intrepid Goose tries his hand (well, wing) at all kinds of winter activities—catching snowflakes, sledding, making snow angels and elaborate snow geese and snow forts—while Duck tries to keep him focused on what really matters. Because, of course, it is really time for Christmas, which is represented by the birds decorating a tree. It seems a little sad that Duck is such a killjoy, stopping Goose from enjoying his winter fun, but that's a minor quibble. And the cover glitters! Cheery holiday fare for pre-readers.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375864841
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Duck and Goose Series
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 102,426
  • Age range: 3 months - 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 6.58 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Tad Hills

Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of two New York Times bestsellers—the ALA-ALSC Notable picture book Duck & Goose (called “expressive and adorable” in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews) and Duck, Duck, Goose. His Duck and Goose board books include the ALA Notable Book What’s Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites, which Oprah.com called an “engaging concept board book,” and the Indie Bestseller Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin. Tad Hills is also the author/illustrator of How Rocket Learned to Read. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

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    A great Toddler book

    Picked this up at my local Pottery Barn Kids and read it to my son, he loved the pictures and made me reread it several times. Fun little story, cute illustrations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    I do not understand why this book is called goose and duck...It

    I do not understand why this book is called goose and duck...It is a SWAN! It is teaching young children the wrong information. Otherwise, incredibly cute and a great for vocabulary and friendship tools. *confused*

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    18 month old grandson loved it!

    We gave this to my 18 month old grandson for Christmas and he wanted us to read this over and over while he was visiting. He loves animals so he enjoyed Duck and Goose. On each page, "it's not time for ...." (sledding, catching snowflakes, etc.). Read this in a playful voice or it can sound like scolding. Pictures are colorful and attractive.

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  • Posted September 10, 2013

    When the original Duck & Goose book came out, I was working

    When the original Duck & Goose book came out, I was working as a children's librarian.  There were three of us in our department and we all did story times.  I think we ended arm-wrestling to decide who would get to use the book first.  I didn't win. 
    Duck and Goose are irretrievably adorable.  It's Time for Christmas is a bit silly, but that's not the point.   The point is that kids, from babies to early elementary students, love Duck and Goose and everything they do.  And this book is full of winter fun.  My son has had this book for three years and he still loves it.  Maybe because it is a bit silly.  Or maybe because he is.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Love the Duck and Goose books!

    Another great addition to the Duck and Goose line of books. Adorable pictures and cute message make these a favorite in our house.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Bright and Fun

    This is a gem of a board book. The illustrations make you
    want to open it. Good news, the story is good too. Many board
    books have so few words that it becomes boring for the reader.
    Not this one. I bought Duck and Goose as a gift. I believe
    that Tad Hills board books will be my "go to gift" for babies
    and toddlers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This book is a playful romp where Duck and Goose get ready for Christmas. It is a fun read to share with a young kids.

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    Posted October 28, 2010

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