The Duck Who Played the Kazoo

The Duck Who Played the Kazoo

By Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator); Amy E. Sklansky

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618428540, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008


There once was a duck who played the kazoo, but when a hurricane blew through his lake, it took all his friends away with it. How this lonely duck rediscovers the joys of friendship and revives his home are at the heart of this hopeful story.
Told with lilting rhymes and a simple refrain, and filled with cheerful illustrations, this has all the makings of a modern-day nursery rhyme.

About the Author

Tiphanie Beeke has illustrated many books for children including Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss. She lives in Strasbourg, France.

Praise For The Duck Who Played the Kazoo

A lonely duck journeys to find joy and companionship in this sensitive, upbeat picture book. . . . Beeke's soft edged watercolor-and-mixed-media artwork follows the story's shifts in mood with color.
Booklist, ALA

A tender and charming tale of looking for and finding frienship.
School Library Journal

Beeke's watercolors are the main attraction here, and they are well worh the price of admission.
Publishers Weekly

A gentle yet spirited story, and an ideal entry in that slender genre, the lap-sitting musical-kazoo tale.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books