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Ducks in a Row (I Can Read Book 1 Series)
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Ducks in a Row (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

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by Jackie Urbanovic, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
 

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Max wants to feel needed, but no one wants his help with anything. Then his aunts show up for a visit—and they need his help with everything. Between making their snacks, running their baths, fixing their appliances, and preparing their beds, Max is exhausted. Will they ever leave so Max can get back to relaxing?

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Max wants to feel needed, but no one wants his help with anything. Then his aunts show up for a visit—and they need his help with everything. Between making their snacks, running their baths, fixing their appliances, and preparing their beds, Max is exhausted. Will they ever leave so Max can get back to relaxing?

Editorial Reviews

A cute beginning readers paperback based on the popular book series.

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Houran has created a story based on Urbanovic's Max the Duck character using short, simple sentences and a lot of repetition. Max is spending the evening with Bordy, Dakota, Bebe, and the kittens. He is trying to decide what to do when Aunt Pat, Aunt Dot, and Aunt Flo stop by to visit before the first snowfall sends them flying south for the winter. The aunts keep Max busy with requests—to take their luggage, make snacks, run baths, turn on the lamps, etc. Max is glad to feel useful, but over the next few days he becomes exhausted, and he is relieved to see the first snowflake. Emerging readers will empathize with Max and will enjoy thinking about changing roles with their own caregivers. The colorful illustrations exude emotional expression and frenetic movement and will support repeated readings and viewing, which may be necessary to comprehend this lively plot and full cast of characters. Children will enjoy the results of their collaboration with Urbanovic.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061864377
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
I Can Read Book 1 Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
709,236
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jackie Urbanovic was thrilled to illustrate If You're Hoppy, because her life experiences with dogs, cats, cockatoos, parakeets, frogs, chameleons, bees, and hamsters give her so much to draw upon. When it comes to flying, running, and the hoppiness of life, she knows what she's doing.

Jackie Urbanovic is also the creator of the New York Times best-selling series of books about Max the duck: Duck at the Door (an IndieBound Top Ten pick), Duck Soup (an Oprah Kids' Reading List selection), Duck and Cover, and Sitting Duck.

The artist grew up in southern Michigan, and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her two dogs, Max and Cuba, and her cat, Jesse Bear, who hops on her head every night.

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