Duck & Goose
Duck & Goose
Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375836114, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 24, 2006
Here is the first book in the popular Duck & Goose line of picture books and board books. This "New York Times" Bestseller and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book stars two unforgettable characters and is filled with humor that young children will appreciate and recognize
Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another's strengths. And when a bluebird points out that it isn t really an egg it's a polka dot ball the two are not dismayed. After all, it is a lovely ball. . . .
Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving. "Kirkus Reviews.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 12, 2005:
"Hills' feathered heroes enact a dialogue familiar to anyone who has negotiated with siblings or playground rivals."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2005:
"Every artistic decision underscores the humor with deft mastery ... Readers will hope to see more of this adorable couple."
Review, Parents Magazine, March 2009:
“The title characters have a big fight over a giant egg. When it turns out to be a ball, they learn to play with it together.”