Duck at the Door

Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061214400
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Series: Max the Duck , #1
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 498,151
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jackie Urbanovic is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Duck at the Door, Duck Soup, and Duck and Cover, as well as the illustrator of If You're Hoppy, by April Pulley Sayre. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Jackie Urbanovic is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Duck at the Door, Duck Soup, and Duck and Cover, as well as the illustrator of If You're Hoppy, by April Pulley Sayre. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Duck at the Door 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Love-2-ReadJP More than 1 year ago
This was said to be a read to me soi spent the 13 dollars and it wasnt a read to me as it said. The story is very cute though... and my daughter laughed and asks for me to read it to her all the time.
moregrit More than 1 year ago
Cute story
Kathleen Rogers More than 1 year ago
this book is hilarious i think it deserves an award!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very cute
amyalexander More than 1 year ago
I have no children, but I picked this up because I really do have ducks that peek into my back door from time to time. I found the book to be charming, with a collection of animal characters not unlike those I have known. The illustrations are cute and make the characters likeable. It has some "mystery" and suspense if you're four years old, and all together I found it a a lovely read. It prompted me to buy the other two follow up books, just to see what Max would get up to next!
kloupe1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
So cute! About a duck who decided to stay behind for the winter and is befriended by Irene and all of her pets. While there as the months pass, the duck learns to adjust to his new surroundings and get almost a little too comfortable. But once Max left, they missed him and welcomed him and his flock back for the next winter! This is a good book to teach children how to be comfortable in new situations and to give it your best. This book could also be helpful in teaching months and possibly seasons because it goes through a whole year.
RoppPop on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This picture book tells a little story of a cold duck left behind by his flock in the winter. He finds a house, full of different types of pets, and is welcomed in. Like anyone else, he makes himself at home. Learning to cook,us the remote control of the television, swimming in the bathtub and sleeping on someone else's back. No one else likes that ... or do they? The duck's flock is back and the duck suddenly leaves the house. Now what? A quiet house...same food...no swimming. What will happen now?The large, bright, colorful pictures in this book allow the reader to understand the story itself. It also shows the facial feelings from each animal in the story. By reading this book and following through with each picture, the reader will live as one of the characters in the story. Because it is a picture book the words are simple and easy to understand from toddler to preschool children. That will help, each time it is read.
nancyjensen on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Winter is beginning. All the ducks fly away but one stays. He knocks at the door as the snow begins to swirl. Once inside he takes over the running of the house that is already crowded with pets. Everyone is annoyed, but no one stands up to his pushiness. By the time April comes, everyone is ready and relieved to see him move out. Then boredom moves in. They miss him! The illustrations in this book are large, vivid and playful. The layout takes advantage of two-page spreads, that means that facing pages show a continuous picture. It's very effective. This is a book I would like to own. I understand the author has two more books in this series. I had a great response form my Pre K students when I read this book to them in early March. They thought duck was hilarious!
IreneEblen on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The book is about a duck who made a decision to stay where he lived, instead of flying to the south for the winter,because he just loved spring so much he thought he would feel the same about winter. He finds shelter in a house already full of animals. He soon starts to overstay his welcome with all the new and exciting things he has learned. The other members of the house can't wait for spring to arrive so he can leave. He does. After a while, everybody starts to miss him again. They can't wait for him to return because they are all bored. Winter rolls around and to their excitement, he returns, but not alone....with many more ducks!This book reminded me of visits home we would take during Christmans or Summer. Everyone was always excited to see our family and we were excited to see who we were visiting! But by the end of the trip, everyone always seemed to have had enough of each other. Months would go by, and everyone would start missing each other again. I giggled at the end of the book when Max, the duck came back with a whole flock of ducks. Everytime for four years straight, we always returned with another addition to our bunch. After reading this book to a class, I can have the class write about their trips visiting family members or friends or visitors that would come and visit them. They can include how their trips relate to their stories. It would be an opportunity for the class to share a little about their family with their friends. I can also intergrate science and teach why ducks migrate south. Teach cause and effect by discussing what would happen if ducks really stayed and didn't migrate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book!
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Breanna Zuniga More than 1 year ago
just love this book!
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