I'm a Duck!

I'm a Duck!

by Teri Sloat
     
 

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By some magnificent stroke of good luck, I'm a duck! This irrepressible duck is so excited to be able to quack and waddle and fly that he thinks life can't get any better. But it can, and it does, when he quacks and someone quacks back-a girl! And she makes life more outstanding than he ever imagined. Nothing beats being a duck and a dad! A catchy read-aloud

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By some magnificent stroke of good luck, I'm a duck! This irrepressible duck is so excited to be able to quack and waddle and fly that he thinks life can't get any better. But it can, and it does, when he quacks and someone quacks back-a girl! And she makes life more outstanding than he ever imagined. Nothing beats being a duck and a dad! A catchy read-aloud that will charm readers young and old, I'm a Duck! will make kids want to quack and waddle right along.

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From the Publisher
The infectious rhyme begs to be read aloud...kids...will giggle with glee over the duck's antics and irresistible charm.ö

—Children's Literature

Children's Literature
Here is one exuberant little duck. He is proud of his quack, his webbed feet, and his wings: "Just think, I grew both of these things!" In time he meets another duck that makes his "mallard tail curl" with feathers and wings and webbed feet but is also "amazing and graceful". Now, with a wife at his side, his life is complete. Soon she's feathering a nest and lays ten wonderful eggs. Duck's pride knows no bounds when perfect, fuzzy little ducklings hatch from those eggs. The irrepressible duck proclaims, "Of all the magnificent luck that I've had, nothing beats being a duck and a . . . Dad!" The infectious rhyme begs to be read aloud and kids and their dads will giggle with glee over duck's antics and irresistible charm. The pastel artwork in greens and yellows perfectly depicts the wetlands. The celebration of fatherhood will make a perfect Father's Day gift for any Dad. 2006, Putnam, Ages 3 to 6.
—Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-From the moment he hatches, a duckling celebrates his "duck-ness"-his webbed feet, his perfect waddle, his strong quack, and his flapping wings. As he grows, he meets a mate, becomes a father, and continues his zestful take on life. Sloat's rhymed text captures the exuberance of this eternal optimist and gives a glimpse into the life cycle of a mallard. The full-color art is rendered in pastels and has bold lines and a variety of perspectives and page layouts. Libraries looking for stories featuring a natural wetlands setting will appreciate this ducky tale.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
"Duck? / Yup, you're a duck! / I'm a duck. Yup, / by some magnificent / stroke of good luck, / I'm a duck!" An exuberant duckling is amazed at all the wonderful aspects of duck-ness. He can quack. He has webbed feet that leave little tracks. He has wings that can flap. He can fly! Then he meets another duck, and she's a girl. More good luck: They have ten eggs. And from those ten eggs come ten more ducks! Imagine the luck. The only thing he likes more than being a duck is being a dad. Sloat has created an energetic celebration of self that just happens to be peopled by ducks. The rhyming text flows alongside the glowing pastel illustrations. The expressive duck family is portrayed with an excellent mix of naturalism and anthropomorphism. Who knew a duck's bill could smile so? Storytimers will wish they too were ducks. (Picture book. 2-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142410622
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/24/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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The infectious rhyme begs to be read aloud...kids...will giggle with glee over the duck's antics and irresistible charm.ö

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Teri Sloat lives in Sebastopol, California.

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