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

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

3.8 13
by Tad Hills
 

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Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. 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

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Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307980144
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Series:
Duck and Goose Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
22
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

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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What's Up, Duck? 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a teacher in a toddler daycare classroom and this book is a favorite with all the kids in class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont recomend to me. Just that it gos to my dads email. We can chat here tho. Wassup? How old are you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toddler throws the book discracefully around the house I hate it now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too easy, no content
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
It is a nice book for todlers. It shows the oposites and that is really all that there is to it.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
As a huge fan of Tad Hills and his Duck and Goose characters, WHAT'S UP, DUCK? was an absolute delight!

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.

Along with the typical opposites of up, down and slow, fast, there are also my favorites -- clean, dirty and heavy, light.

The illustrations are what make this book a winner, and the absolute perfection of Duck and Goose are not to be missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.