Hey, Duck! [NOOK Book]

Overview

An adorable little duckling is trying to befriend another "duck." However, he is oblivious to the fact that his potential pal is, in fact, a cat. Though resistant and stubborn at first, the cat soon realizes labels don't matter in the least?and before you know it, meowing and quacking are one and the same. 
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Hey, Duck!

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Overview

An adorable little duckling is trying to befriend another "duck." However, he is oblivious to the fact that his potential pal is, in fact, a cat. Though resistant and stubborn at first, the cat soon realizes labels don't matter in the least—and before you know it, meowing and quacking are one and the same. 
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bramsen (The Yellow Tutu) introduces an enthusiastically oblivious duckling who believes the cat he meets is a duck. The concept and rhyming exchange between the characters should tickle preschoolers, who will love feeling smarter than the duckling: "Hey, duck! Why do you walk like that?/ I slink because I am a cat./ Hey, duck! Why is your tail so long?/ Oh, please don't call me duck. It's wrong." However, the cat, as aloof as Greta Garbo, wants to be alone, and sends the duckling packing. Bramsen's artwork has a fluffy, dreamy, and almost three-dimensional quality that excels at expressing the characters' shock, dismay, delight, or surprise. In a gratifying if somewhat mystifying turn, the cat has a change of heart and seeks out the duckling, telling him, "My sense of me has gone amuck!/ I'm pretty sure I am a duck./ I'm not a cat, this much I know./ For no real cat could miss you so." Despite the odd turnaround, readers will enjoy the unlikely friends' realization that, feathers or fur, it makes no difference when it comes to fun. Ages 3-7. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency.
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Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012:
"A sweet, tender and charming experience to read aloud or together."

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
A young, yellow-feathered duckling seems to be looking for a friend. Coming across a cat, the duckling wonders why this new acquaintance has non-duck-like features like a long tail and fur. Although the cat responds that it is a cat, the duckling continues to engage in conversation and invites the cat to play canoe and dance. The cat takes to a tree in order to be away from the duckling; is the bird feels discouraged, and the two creatures part ways. Moments later, the cat realizes that it misses the duckling and begins to look for it. The cat mistakenly finds other objects that are yellow like the duckling. The reader may be nearly as confused as the cat when it comes across a fuzzy yellow chick and thinks that it is the duckling. A humorous twist at the end of the story adds fun. The colorful illustrations complement the text, providing additional information like facial expressions showing the cat and duckling's feelings as the plot moves. Children may enjoy the rhyming lines and light banter between the two characters. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—The "duck" of the title is actually a cat, a fact that children will immediately recognize. But the duckling calling out to the feline still insists on calling it a duck and wanting to be friends. In spite of his persistent badgering, the cat politely refuses to join the little guy in dancing the puddle stomp. But after napping, the cat suddenly has a change of heart and decides to befriend the duckling after all. Bramsen's rhyming text is accompanied by bright illustrations in a pastoral setting. The detailed drawings are lovely-every blade of grass, flower petal, piece of tree bark, drop of splashed water, yellow fuzz on the duckling, and strand of white, black, and brown fur on the cat is meticulously rendered. Duckling displays several priceless facial expressions, although the cat doesn't look nearly as annoyed as it sounds. However, the story is slight, and the cat's decision to become the duckling's playmate is unconvincing. An additional offering.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
Kirkus Reviews
A clueless duckling tries to make a new friend. He is confused by this peculiar-looking duck, who has a long tail, doesn't waddle and likes to be alone. No matter how explicitly the creature denies he is a duck and announces that he is a cat, the duckling refuses to acknowledge the facts. When this creature expresses complete lack of interest in playing puddle stomp, the little ducking goes off and plays on his own. But the cat is not without remorse for rejecting an offered friendship. Of course it all ends happily, with the two new friends enjoying each other's company. Bramsen employs brief sentences and the simplest of rhymes to tell this slight tale. The two heroes are meticulously drawn with endearing, expressive faces and body language, and their feathers and fur appear textured and touchable. Even the detailed tree bark and grass seem three-dimensional. There are single- and double-page spreads, panels surrounded by white space and circular and oval frames, all in a variety of eye-pleasing juxtapositions. While the initial appeal is solidly visual, young readers will get the gentle message that friendship is not something to take for granted but is to be embraced with open arms--or paws and webbed feet. A sweet, tender and charming experience to read aloud or together. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375986734
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 567,346
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

CARIN BRAMSEN received her BA in art history from Barnard College and has studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she illustrates, paints, and performs the occasional high-kick for the squirrels outside her window. 
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    Posted July 19, 2014

    Cindy

    "Hi, im 14"

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    Posted July 19, 2014

    To any girl 12-15

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    To the New Pact Clans

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    Posted July 20, 2014

    To below

    This rp place is taken. LEAVE HEY

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    Posted June 10, 2014

    Leah

    Hello trevor

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    Posted June 8, 2014

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    Lex

    *smirks* i lean back against a tree

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    Lukas

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    Posted February 4, 2014

    Darkfur

    Nodded and went back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Great

    Great book for kids 2-5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Houseman the Duck!! This is a spoiler alert

    The duck is really a purple square duck named Houseman. deadmau5 ate the cat and Houseman tried to eat deadmau5. But, then they saw Skrillex. deadmau5 called Skrillex a Mega Blok and Skrillex cried like a baby. They then baked Skrillex and served him with buttered rice and dinner rolls. That's the story. Really.

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