Duck & Company: A Holiday House Reader, Level 2

Overview

Duck and Rat love running the Duck and Company Bookshop. Whether it's a feather-popping mystery for Mother Hen or a really funny joke book for Badger, Duck and Rat have lots of suggestions. But some customers are harder to serve, like a big scary cat.

Children will laugh at Duck and Rat's ups and downs in this warm-hearted easy reader.

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Overview

Duck and Rat love running the Duck and Company Bookshop. Whether it's a feather-popping mystery for Mother Hen or a really funny joke book for Badger, Duck and Rat have lots of suggestions. But some customers are harder to serve, like a big scary cat.

Children will laugh at Duck and Rat's ups and downs in this warm-hearted easy reader.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Rat and Duck work in the Duck and Company bookstore. They like their work, but it is not always easy to find the books that will satisfy their customers. A cat wants a book to make his fur shine. Mother Hen wants a book to read while she is waiting for her chicks to hatch. Badger wants a funny book; he finds that Duck is funnier than any book. In addition to selling books, Duck and Company read stories to children who visit their bookstore. Finally, Duck and Rat get a chance to read a new book that has arrived. They each take a book home and read all night. The next morning, they are so tired that they both fall asleep in the bookshop. When they awake, it is time to go home. Author Caple has written a funny book that young readers will enjoy reading again and again. Colorful pen-and-ink drawings illustrate the text. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
Kirkus Reviews
Duck and Rat co-own a bookstore, and this easy reader's five chapters offer a charming glimpse into the highs and lows of their workaday life. When Cat comes in looking for "a book that tells how to cook rats," Rat hides. Enterprising Duck sells him a book on carrots, which are sure to make his fur shine. Mother Hen squeaks in with a pram full of eggs, leaving with the boredom-busting Terror Tales to Make Your Feathers Pop Out. Caple's ink-and-gouache pictures furnish funny, easily interpreted scenes of retail life, including a stampede of little critters arriving for the forgotten story hour. ("Don't worry," Rat assures Duck. "You can wing it.") Kids might envy these entrepreneurs: Each gets to take the brand-new title in the "Cliff-Hanger" series home to read. So what if the bleary pair sleeps through the following day without selling a thing? Time does whiz by "when you're doing what you love." Snap this one up-it's sure to fly off the shelves. (Early reader. 5-8)
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Meet the Author

Kathy Caple's numerous picture books and easy readers include The Friendship Tree, an American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists title which The Horn Book praised as "just right." She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she is also a children's librarian.
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