Duck Tents

Duck Tents

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by Lynne Berry, Hiroe Nakata
     
 

In a small backyard, by a squat stone fence, five little ducks pitch five duck tents.

The five little ducks are going camping! They can't wait for a day of fun at the fishing hole. In the evening they sit around the campfire and toast marshmallows. But just as they're about to snuggle up tight and drift off to sleep, they hear a scary

Overview

In a small backyard, by a squat stone fence, five little ducks pitch five duck tents.

The five little ducks are going camping! They can't wait for a day of fun at the fishing hole. In the evening they sit around the campfire and toast marshmallows. But just as they're about to snuggle up tight and drift off to sleep, they hear a scary noise. Whooo can it be?

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“*That rollicking and adorable quintet of ducks is back in a new seasonal adventure–camping. All of the excitement of living out of doors…are conveyed in bouncy, rhyming text paired with bright, cheerful watercolor illustrations. Young children will delight in the ducks' adventures and mishaps while...absorbing subtle counting and color lessons. Stylish jacket design visually connects this title to its predecessors, Duck Skates (2005) and Duck Dunks (2008, both Holt). Pitch-perfect, it will leave children and adults looking forward to more escapades from these endearing ducks.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“With pitch-perfect rhymes that trip merrily along each page and airy, clever watercolors, this companion to Berry and Nakata's Duck Skates and Duck Dunks is infectious… Readers will be left with a taste for some outdoor adventures of their own.” —Publishers Weekly

“A plot summary can't convey this picture book's charm, which lies in its cheerfully bouncing rhymed couplets and expressive ink-and-watercolor artwork. Both writer and illustrator understand young children's thrill at being scared, but not too scared, before the story's satisfying ending.” —Booklist

“This would be an excellent introduction to camping for the wary, as it describes many of the key elements while gently addressing the potentially scary parts.” —BCCB

Publishers Weekly

With pitch-perfect rhymes that trip merrily along each page and airy, clever watercolors, this companion to Berry and Nakata's Duck Skates and Duck Dunks is infectious. Five ducks bravely go camping in their "small backyard," setting up duck tents, going fishing ("The pole goes zoom. The fish leaps high./ 'We lost the big one!' five ducks cry") and toasting marshmallows ("Outside crispy, inside sticky,/ Chewy, gooey, finger-licky"). The climax comes when the ducks are frightened into their tents after hearing a "whoo-whoo-whoooooo" after night falls. Dressed in overalls and straw hats, Nakata's ducks-with their thumbprint-shaped bodies and stick feet-are remarkably expressive. In a standout nocturnal spread, only the ducks' beaks and eyes, clearly registering worried anticipation, are visible against their midnight blue tents, as they "can't help but hear/ Sounds of the nighttime, loud and clear." In the reassuring denouement, a page turn away, the ducks pile into a tent together-just right for keeping nighttime noises at bay. Readers will be left with a taste for some outdoor adventures of their own. Ages 3-5. (May)

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School Library Journal

PreS-K

That rollicking and adorable quintet of ducks is back in a new seasonal adventure-camping. All of the excitement of living out of doors-pitching tents, fishing, toasting marshmallows-and some of its apprehensions-frightening night noises-are conveyed in bouncy, rhyming text paired with bright, cheerful watercolor illustrations. Young children will delight in the ducks' adventures and mishaps while following the antics of one tag-along squirrel from page to page and absorbing subtle counting and color lessons. Stylish jacket design visually connects this title to its predecessors, Duck Skates (2005) and Duck Dunks (2008, both Holt). Pitch-perfect, it will leave children and adults looking forward to more escapades from these endearing ducks.-Kathleen Finn, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805086966
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

LYNNE BERRY is the author of several books for young readers, including Duck Skates. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband.



HIROE NAKATA has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

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