What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites [NOOK Book]

Overview

Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this board book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. In this ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, Goose carries an oh-so-heavy log, while duck easily balances a light-as-a-feather feather. Thistle is one fast bird, but Goose is slooo-w. And when Duck is sound asleep, Goose is wide awake. With a simple text and colorful illustrations–plus the inimitable characters, of ...
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What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites

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Overview

Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this board book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. In this ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, Goose carries an oh-so-heavy log, while duck easily balances a light-as-a-feather feather. Thistle is one fast bird, but Goose is slooo-w. And when Duck is sound asleep, Goose is wide awake. With a simple text and colorful illustrations–plus the inimitable characters, of course–here’s a wonderful, and humorous, introduction to an important concept.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Duck and Goose are at it again, and the cover gives a big clue as to what the book is about—opposites. Duck is looking up into the sky and goose is looking down at the ground. Duck, Goose, and friends are delightful and on the opening spread we see them from the front and then the rear. The expressions on their faces are great. The scene for loud and quiet is amusing with one little duck quacking away while Goose is listening to a whisper from Bird. The book continues with happy/sad, near/far, slow/fast, clean/dirty as other pairs, several of which are amusing, such as the heavy/light comparison where Duck is straining to hold up Goose while a pal is balancing on one leg with a feather on his nose/beak. The last spread is equally as entertaining with Goose wide awake and his three pals all sound asleep. This is a book that toddlers should enjoy and presents easily understood concepts in an engaging manner. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375988585
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Series: Duck and Goose Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 158,126
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Tad Hills
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of Duck & Goose—called “expressive” and “adorable” in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews—and Duck, Duck, Goose, both New York Times bestsellers. He is also the illustrator of My Fuzzy Friends and Knock, Knock, Who’ s There? and a painter, an actor, and an obsessive Halloween costume-maker. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and children.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    My toddler class loves it!

    I'm a teacher in a toddler daycare classroom and this book is a favorite with all the kids in class.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    I LOVE the original Duck and Goose book. The only reason I haven

    I LOVE the original Duck and Goose book. The only reason I haven't yet bought it is because it is still a little long and a bit advanced for a two-(and-a-half)-year-old. So when I saw this book on the South Carolina Libraries 100 Picture Books for Preschool Children list, I thought it would make a great little board book to put in my son's Easter basket.
    Before I bought the book, I did read some buyer's reviews about it and not all were positive. This is a book about opposites, so it is a concept book. With this, as with all concept books, your can't just read it if you want your toddler to understand it. You have to explain and demonstrate. It isn't difficult. For example, for the near and far concept, I held the book really close to my little boy's face and then moved it way back. He gets it and thinks it's funny. He also really likes the loud and quiet (especially the loud). 
    Anyway, sometimes you can't just read a book and expect the child to grasp the concept and understand -- how easy would potty-training be then?! Sometimes the reader has to do a little extra work. If you do, this is a great book for toddlers. And I love it almost as much as the original Duck and Goose book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Grandaughter loves it. Using voice inflections for LOUD and *qui

    Grandaughter loves it. Using voice inflections for LOUD and *quiet*, s-s-l-l-o-w-w-w and fast! Such fun. It's a favorite. Looking for the counting version now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Bad BAD

    Toddler throws the book discracefully around the house I hate it now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Too short

    Too easy, no content

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Not his best

    I loooove this author but he is sooooo expensive. This book is 6 pages and not much to it. Love the characters but not worth, sad tovsay, 5 dollars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    nice book!

    It is a nice book for todlers. It shows the oposites and that is really all that there is to it.

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

    As a huge fan of Tad Hills and his Duck and Goose characters, WHAT'S UP, DUCK? was an absolute delight! <BR/><BR/>At only twenty-two sturdy board pages, this is a perfect first reader, but it's also a great book to read with your toddler. <BR/><BR/>Along with the typical opposites of up, down and slow, fast, there are also my favorites -- clean, dirty and heavy, light. <BR/><BR/>The illustrations are what make this book a winner, and the absolute perfection of Duck and Goose are not to be missed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

    Learning Is Fun

    This is a wonderful learning book for emerging readers to begin to understand the basics in opposites. Duck and Goose contrast the sides in an enchanting way. Young children will enjoy the activities they go through to illustrate the concepts. A great little book that makes learning fun.

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