The Duck and the Kangaroo
Publication Date: October 2009
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Duck has a yen for travel and adventure. Duck also has some very wet, cold feet and a gift for loyalty and compromise.
Kangaroo has been around the world and back, and is looking for a little bit of luck.
Or a duck.
When Duck and Kangaroo meet, its a match made in . . . heaven.
Ah, love—aint it grand?
And who so happy,—O who, As the Duck and the Kangaroo?
Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an author and illustrator who popularized limericks and is perhaps best known for his poem "The Owl and the Pussycat."
“Masterful…Wattenberg’s quirky photo collages are perfectly suited for Lear’s nonsensical text.”
“Top marks for visual exuberance; this is the first separate edition of the verses available in this country in decades.”
“This title’s delightfully silly verse, paired perfectly with elaborate pictures to scrutinize, should not be missed.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)