Duck and Goose, It's Time for Christmas!

Duck and Goose, It's Time for Christmas!

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by Tad Hills
     
 

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Celebrate Christmas with Duck & Goose in this large-format board book!

New York Times
bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Christmas in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Goose wants to make snow angels and go sledding—but Duck knows it's time for Christmas! Preschoolers won't be

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Celebrate Christmas with Duck & Goose in this large-format board book!

New York Times
bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Christmas in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Goose wants to make snow angels and go sledding—but Duck knows it's time for Christmas! Preschoolers won't be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, and loads of Christmas cheer. The large size makes this a perfect book for sharing during a storytime or lap time.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375864841
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
Duck and Goose Series
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
111,371
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
AD260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 Months to 2 Years

Meet the Author

Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the ALA Notable Book Duck & Goose—called "expressive and adorable" in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews—and Duck, Duck, Goose, both New York Times bestsellers. His Duck & Goose board books include the ALA Notable Book, What's Up Duck?, and the Indie bestseller, Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin. He is also the author-illustrator of How Rocket Learned to Read, a New York Times bestseller and a Parents' Choice Award Winner.

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Duck and Goose, It's Time for Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MichaelHeierbacher More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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*
GrammyNY More than 1 year ago
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.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
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.
Michigan-Mom More than 1 year ago
Another great addition to the Duck and Goose line of books. Adorable pictures and cute message make these a favorite in our house.
AvidfanKS More than 1 year ago
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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