Santa Duck

Santa Duck

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by David Milgrim
     
 

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Nicholas Duck loves Christmas, and he is happy to try on the new Santa hat that's mysteriously delivered to his house. But when his friends see him and immediately launch into their Christmas lists, he doesn't know what to do . . . until he runs into Santa himself.See more details below

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Nicholas Duck loves Christmas, and he is happy to try on the new Santa hat that's mysteriously delivered to his house. But when his friends see him and immediately launch into their Christmas lists, he doesn't know what to do . . . until he runs into Santa himself.

Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
Milgrim employs speech balloons in his spare cartoon illustrations . . . infusing humor and deftly revealing personality. "Jingle quack, jingle quack, jingle all the quack"!
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

On December 24th, Nicholas Duck rushes out to find Santa to tell him what he wants for Christmas and is surprised to find a red coat and "a genuine, official Santa hat" on his doorstep. He happily puts them on, but is overwhelmed when all of the animals he meets corner him and rattle off their wish lists. Nicholas tries to get away and runs into Santa, at last. He relays the animals' requests, forgetting to ask anything for himself, but later realizes that helping to give to others has made him happier than getting any gift. Nicholas's silliness and frustration will appeal to youngsters as will the simple message. Milgrim's charming digital ink and oil pastel illustrations use a successful mix of narrative text and cartoon balloons to move the story along at a brisk pace. A fun selection for storytime or one-on-one reading.-Maureen Wade, Los Angeles Public Library

Kirkus Reviews
A duck named Nicholas receives the gift of a Santa coat and hat prior to Christmas in this quirky, funny story that will have both kids and adults laughing. As soon as Nicholas puts on his Santa outfit, all the other animals assume that he is Santa Duck. Each animal that Nicholas meets announces his or her Christmas list, with humorous choices such as a fast racecar for the turtle and a big carrot cake for the rabbit. Nicholas finally meets the real Santa and recounts all the Christmas gift requests, forgetting to ask for anything for himself. But Santa delivers the goods, leaving each animal a requested item as well as a nice thank-you note and a personalized car for Santa Duck. Milgrim's simple cartoon-style illustrations have a fresh, cheery charm with wry humor in the speech-balloon comments. The tight narrative has just the right amount of dialogue and conflict to entertain preschoolers (and adults too), and it has the potential to become a read-it-over-and-over favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)
From the Publisher
* "Nicholas's silliness and frustration will appeal to youngsters as will the simple message. A fun selection for storytime or one-on-one reading." -School Library Journal, starred review for Santa Duck

"Quirky, funny story that will have both kids and adults laughing . . . Has the potential to become a read-it-over-and-over favorite."-Kirkus Reviews for Santa Duck

"Both younger and older siblings will delight in the simple, goofy humor and appealing cartoon illustrations. . . . Put this title at the top of your Christmas list."-School Library Journal for Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers

"Goofy and sweet holiday story. The upbeat ending . . . and the colorful cartoon illustrations will make this a crowd-pleaser."-Booklist for Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101643402
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
30
File size:
17 MB
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Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
* "Nicholas's silliness and frustration will appeal to youngsters as will the simple message. A fun selection for storytime or one-on-one reading." -School Library Journal, starred review for Santa Duck

"Quirky, funny story that will have both kids and adults laughing . . . Has the potential to become a read-it-over-and-over favorite."-Kirkus Reviews for Santa Duck

“Both younger and older siblings will delight in the simple, goofy humor and appealing cartoon illustrations. . . . Put this title at the top of your Christmas list.”—School Library Journal for Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers

“Goofy and sweet holiday story. The upbeat ending . . . and the colorful cartoon illustrations will make this a crowd-pleaser.”—Booklist for Santa Duck and His Merry Helpers

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