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The Duck & the Kangaroo

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The Duck & the Kangaroo

By Edward Lear; Jane Wattenberg (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780061366833, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009


Meet Duck.

Duck has a yen for travel and adventure. Duck also has some very wet, cold feet and a gift for loyalty and compromise.

Meet Kangaroo.

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, it's a match made in . . . heaven.

Ah, love--ain't it grand?

And who so happy, --O who, As the Duck and the Kangaroo?

Praise For The Duck & the Kangaroo

“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.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“This title’s delightfully silly verse, paired perfectly with elaborate pictures to scrutinize, should not be missed.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)