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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Duck is back and has donned a red cape and a blue mask to prove that he is Super Duck. Much to the chagrin of his ever-patient friends, Sheep, Goat, and Frog, Duck tries to use his super powers to make a newly fashioned kite fly. Heaving it skyward does not work nor does tying it to the back of his truck. When a gust of wind stirs the kite it also invites disaster as it carries Frog aloft. But Super Duck comes to the rescue and in the nick of time not only saves Frog but also creates a hero in Super Duck. Alborough's illustrations are brimming with vitality and humor. The panels used on several pages are reminiscent of comic book hero adventures. The brisk rhyming text sets the pace for the wildly funny adventure that will leave kids not only wanting to read it again but also begging for more from Duck and his delightful buddies. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2

After reading Super Duck , Duck dons a cape and mask and tries a variety of ways to get Goat's kite up in the air. His friends patiently let him try his own ideas, like using a truck to fly the kite, before coming up with their own conventional solutions. Finally the superhero comes through with an unexpected maneuver. Alborough's short, amusing rhyming couplets keep the text moving along fluidly, making the book a good choice for storytimes. Each spread has several panels of illustrations, which will remind readers of other, more successful superheroes. The characters' movements and energy sometimes cause them to break out of the boundaries of their panels, creating a dynamic feel. All in all, this funny book is about friendship-the protagonist is allowed his individuality, but is supported when things don't work out. A gem.-Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007273270
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Sales rank: 627,424

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