The Duck and the Kangaroo

By Edward Lear; Jane Wattenberg (Illustrator)
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780061366833, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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Description

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?




About the Author

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."




Praise For The Duck and the Kangaroo

“Masterful…Wattenberg’s quirky photo collages are perfectly suited for Lear’s nonsensical text.”
-Booklist

“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)

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