Duck Soup

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Max the duck is cooking up an amazing soup. But what's this? A feather floating in the soup! And where's Max? Brody the dog, Dakota the cat, and Bebe the bird race about in their hilarious search for the missing Max. But remember, sometimes things just aren't as they appear.

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Overview

Max the duck is cooking up an amazing soup. But what's this? A feather floating in the soup! And where's Max? Brody the dog, Dakota the cat, and Bebe the bird race about in their hilarious search for the missing Max. But remember, sometimes things just aren't as they appear.

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The author of Duck at the Door is back with another picture book, this one ominously titled Duck Soup. Mac the duck is happily concocting a wondrous soup when he discovers a feather floating in the broth! Fortunately, the rest of the story is more evocative of the Marx Brothers than tales of cannibalism. After Brody the dog, Dakota the cat, and Bebe the bird race frantically around, searching for their avian friend, all ends happily. A somersault of fun.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Genuinely funny. Urbanovic’s vibrant watercolor and pencil illustrations are humorous and expressive. Adults looking for a readaloud choice that will really ‘quack up’ their audience will find this title just ducky.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Genuinely funny. Urbanovic’s vibrant watercolor and pencil illustrations are humorous and expressive. Adults looking for a readaloud choice that will really ‘quack up’ their audience will find this title just ducky."
ALA Booklist
“Urbanovic creates a slapstick delight with her wildly expressive characters and expertly conveyed physical comedy. Like its best-selling predecessor, this is sure to be a read-aloud hit.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
“Genuinely funny. Urbanovic’s vibrant watercolor and pencil illustrations are humorous and expressive. Adults looking for a readaloud choice that will really ‘quack up’ their audience will find this title just ducky.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Genuinely funny. Urbanovic’s vibrant watercolor and pencil illustrations are humorous and expressive. Adults looking for a readaloud choice that will really ‘quack up’ their audience will find this title just ducky.”
Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 4 to 7.

Max the Duck is creating a soup masterpiece. He has cooked lots of soups created by other chefs but his soup will create a lasting memory. As he cooks, Max realizes that his soup needs something more and eventually decides on an herb from the garden. As Max leaves for the garden, his friends Brody the dog, Dakota the cat, and Bebe the parrot arrive. They smell the wonderful soup but do not see Max. Dakota sees a feather floating in the soup and fears the worst. The pets attempt to rescue Max from the soup. Perhaps a strainer would trap Max as the liquid soup goes down the drain. As the dog, cat, and parrot begin their rescue, Max returns from the garden. Max gasps in horror as his piece-de-resistance goes down the drain. The characters from Duck at the Door return for this cartoon-like romp. While some of the story's illustrations are a bit extreme, those in preschool and kindergarten will not mind. Max's dedication and his friends' fear and horror come across in a way that cannot help but make one laugh. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3
Children will anticipate that something goofy is coming by a glance at the cover art: a duck in a soup pot balancing a lid on his head. Urbanovic has created a funny story in which Max's friends mistakenly believe that he is in the soup pot. Their attempts to save him ruin his meticulously prepared soup ("'AHHHHH! It's his head!' said Bebe. 'Silly! It's only a potato!' Brody replied. 'EYEBALLS! His eyeballs!' said Bebe. 'Guys, it's only tiny onions!' said Brody"), but reinforce the value of friendship. The softly outlined watercolor illustrations feature a loose style that gives freshness and energy to each scene. Children will laugh out loud at the antics in this story, which blends so cohesively with the large pictures.
—Lee BockCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061214424
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    My Daughter's Kindergarten Class LOVED IT!!

    We bought this book for my daughter's kindergarten class. For each child's birthday, the family brings in a book to read, then donate. At the end of the year, they have a class birthday party (with cupcakes and stuff) and each child gets to bring home a book that one of their classmates brought in.
    My daughter's class loved this book! It was great fun to read it to them and the discussion afterward was lively.
    Highly recommended!

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    Posted May 16, 2011

    good book

    this is SO cute

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    Posted June 14, 2009

    Highly recommended series

    My 4 year old loves this series.

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    Posted December 30, 2010

    awh! i read it on my nook love it:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

    A fun read-aloud book

    My 3 yr old LOVES this book! It is a fun book to read aloud and be very animated with. She laughs through the whole thing. I am not sure she quite 'gets' that his friends think Max was cooked but she thinks it is funny anyway!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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