Duck and Goose: Read & Listen Edition [NOOK Book]

Overview

Read and listen along in the first of the popular Duck & Goose line of picture books and board books. This New York Times bestseller and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book stars two unforgettable characters and is filled with humor that young children will appreciate-and recognize!

Like James Marshall's George and Martha, and Rosemary Wells's Benjamin and Tulip, Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn't much care ...
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Overview

Read and listen along in the first of the popular Duck & Goose line of picture books and board books. This New York Times bestseller and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book stars two unforgettable characters and is filled with humor that young children will appreciate-and recognize!

Like James Marshall's George and Martha, and Rosemary Wells's Benjamin and Tulip, Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn't much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn't fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another's strengths. And when a bluebird points out that it isn't really an egg-it's a polka dot ball-the two are not dismayed. After all, it is a lovely ball. . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
From different directions, a young duck and a little goose march across a grassy field toward a big spotted sphere. Upon quick inspection, they decide it is an egg, although shrewd readers may point out that it closely resembles a soccer ball. "I saw it first," says the yellow duck. "I touched it first," taunts the white-feathered goose, placing his black foot against it. In separate thought bubbles, each imagines building a fence around the presumed egg, Duck posting a "no honking" sign, Goose with an "absolutely no quacking" placard. "After a flurry of fussing,/ grunting and groaning,/ slipping and sliding," they climb atop their claim and huffily sit back to back. But as time passes, they begin planning their hatchling's future and referring to it as "our baby," at least until a bluebird comes by to ask if she can play with their ball too (then exits to let them resolve their differences). Hills (My Fuzzy Friends) pictures the cartoonish characters against a sky blue and summer green landscape that provides a theatrical backdrop to the argument. This mini-drama implies that a plaything can be more fun for two and shows how even stubborn characters can cooperate. Hills's feathered heroes enact a dialogue familiar to anyone who has negotiated with siblings or playground rivals. Ages 3-7. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
What a great combination! Duck and Goose each spy an "egg" decorated with large brightly hued circles, and each claim it as their own. Feathers are ruffled; webbed feet are tangled, as each vie for the best position to sit on the new found orb. Though each have their own individual ideas and agendas about hatching the "egg," ultimately realizing what is best for the new baby results in both fowl sharing the parental duty. Everyone can relate to the antics of these two, from one-up-man-ship to sibling rivalry, culminating in peace making and being protective of the impending new arrival. What Duck and Goose don't realize is that their egg is not an egg, and it takes another friend to reveal their misunderstanding. Find out what the egg really is while enjoying this entertaining tale of newfound friends. The colors are delightful, the whimsical portrayal of each bird is attractive enough, and the text weaves it all together in a happy resolution in this wonderful story of sharing, conflict resolution, humility, and even play. Mr. Hills has a bright future ahead of him if this book is indicative of forthcoming works. 2006, Schwartz and Wade Books/Random House, Ages 4 to 8.
—Elizabeth Young
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-In this goofy story, a duck and goose mistake a big spotted ball for an egg. Each one claims it and they fight over taking care of it. In the end, they realize their foolishness and become friends, enjoying their ball together. The themes of getting along, sharing, and settling one's differences come across loud and clear, and the author does a good job with the subject without becoming too didactic. While the narrative is fairly straightforward and has touches of childlike humor throughout, it's the bright and colorful artwork that will attract youngsters' attention. The cartoon-style oil paintings set against soft-focus, almost impressionistic backgrounds keep Duck and Goose center stage, and their expressions are priceless. A sweet addition.-Lisa S. Schindler, Bethpage Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
When Duck and Goose enter the stage from opposite sides of the frontispiece, striding determinedly across a meadow toward a large, polka-dotted ball, the stage is set for a classic noodlehead story. Each believes the ball to be an egg. Each claims it, competes to hatch it and ends up sitting atop it together, whiling away long hours by agreeing on the many duck and goose skills they will teach their baby. When an observant bird points out that their egg is a ball, Duck and Goose, realizing their mistake, are just as happy to play with it. Delighted listeners will immediately see Duck and Goose's mistake and wait expectantly for the predictable "big reveal." Every artistic decision underscores the humor with deft mastery: the cheerful primary palette; the artfully balanced composition; and the simplicity of line that depicts every inch of these ridiculously earnest fowls, from the tips of their beaks to their expressive eyes to the bottoms of their feet. Duck and Goose's gradual shift from adversaries to partners to playmates is indicated artfully by effective but subtle changes in book design and text. Readers will likely hope to see more of this adorable odd couple. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307938268
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Series: Duck and Goose Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 167,071
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Tad Hills

Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose. He has created six board books featuring the same characters, including What's Up, Duck?, an ALA Notable Book; Duck and Goose, 1, 2, 3; Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?; and Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin. He is also the illustrator of Waking Up Wendell, by April Stevens; My Fuzzy Friends; and Knock, Knock, Who's There? Tad Hills lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children, and a dog named Rocket.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Priced tooo high

    My children and I LOVE this book, but it is way to expensive to buy as an ebook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2011

    Adorable Story

    Well worth the purchase - adorable story, endearing characters, and it's a read-to-me :) Don't regret this Nookbook purchase at all!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Great Book to Read Outloud - Horrible in Read to Me Format

    This is such a cute book. I purchased for my Nook Color, for the Read to Me function. I am very disappointed that I paid such good money, when the Read to Me part of the book is horrible. It would be great if they would republish it with a story-teller who knows what they are doing. The story-teller is so slow, un-animated, that my kids lose interest within the first couple of pages.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    My daughter loves this book.

    Funny story that teaches how to share.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    My 2 year old daughter has many Nookbooks, but this is her favorite by far. She loves this book.

    whenever she goes into her library she says 'duck and goose'

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Nice book

    I love the book even tho i am a kid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Hi girl

    Um i thouht its worth the pay but mykids lost intrest so fast butit is a good book

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Teaches sharing & how differences are okay!!!

    This book was great at teaching/showing a child that sharing is a positive thing & although someone might be different from you, you can learn from their differences & learn from each other. By the end of this book they learn sharing, friendship & different people can truly learn from each other. If you're on the fence, just buy this adorable book, I promise your kids will love it! :)

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