Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Children's Book Review: The Duck Song

The Duck Song book tells the comical story of a persistent duck who pleads for grapes at the most unlikely of places: a lemonade stand. Play the CD that comes with the book, and sing the story as your child reads along. Adults and children alike will delight in listening to the music and reading this book again and again.

(From Goodreads)

Title: The Duck Song by Bryant Oden
Publisher: Flinders Press
Pages: Hardcover; 32 
Source: Received from publisher for review.

Why I chose this:
It's adorable! That is all.

My Thoughts:
Okay, you know how children are attracted to repetitive and silly songs? Yes, I'm sure if you work with children or have children you know what I mean. Even as adults we can't escape these songs, because they get stuck in your head for days! The Duck Song by Bryant Oden does just that, and that's why I love it!

The illustrations in this book are so cute, they look like they are drawn by kids. Forrest Whaley was only 14 when he animated the video. I thought that was amazing!  I especially love the different emotions that pass over the owner's face as he gets increasingly annoyed with the duck. Adorable! Emerging readers will be smitten with the illustrations, and will be able to pick up on the story quickly because of the repetition.

Ready for the best part? It comes with a CD! Yes my friends, this is a song. Your children can learn the song and then sing along with the pages in the book. What is even better is that the CD holds 11 other silly songs for kids, all of which are hilariously sweet! If you have children, work with children, or are just a big kid at heart, you need a copy of this book.

For your ears and eyes:
(You must love the duck!)


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