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Duck and Gooseby Tad Hills
Synopses & Reviews
"That egg is mine! I saw it first," says Goose. "I touched it first. It's mine," declares Duck.
Like James Marshall's George and Martha, and Rosemary Wells's Benjamin and Tulip, 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....
Filled with humor that young children will appreciate — and recognize! — and starring two unforgettable characters, Duck and Goose has all the ingredients of a classic-in-the-making.
"Olivia wants Duck and Goose for her birthday. Not the book, she's read the book, she loves the book. Now she wants Duck and Goose." Ian Falconer in The New Yorker
"The colors are delightful, the whimsical portrayal of each bird is attractive enough, and the text weaves it all together in a happy resolution in this wonderful story of sharing, conflict resolution, humility, and even play. Mr. Hills has a bright future ahead of him if this book is indicative of forthcoming works." Children's Literature
"The cartoon-style oil paintings set against soft-focus, almost impressionistic backgrounds keep Duck and Goose center stage, and their expressions are priceless. A sweet addition." School Library Journal
"Duck and Goose's gradual shift from adversaries to partners to playmates is indicated artfully by effective but subtle changes in book design and text. Readers will likely hope to see more of this adorable odd couple." Kikrus Reviews
From the illustrator of Little Pea comes a gleeful, goofy, gorgeous celebration of being new, curious, and ready to take on the world--perfect for fans of Duck and Goose
A baby chick bursts from his egg and into the world with hilarious enthusiasm, awe, and I-can't-help-myself energy, capturing babies' delight in new discovery and parents' joy in this amazing new person. Rompy, rhyming text evokes the zeal of a toddler who's eager for everything. And Jen Corace's gorgeous artwork is alive with critters and curiosities and surprises--the biggest of which? The hatching of a new baby sister, to the absolute delight of her now "expert" big brother!
Breathless, breathtaking, and downright funny, this story is sure to find fans in new moms, toddlers, and big brothers and sisters too.
Step aside, Bert and Ernie, the new odd couple is here!
Pug and Doug are best friends. They both love doughnuts, bird watching, and polka music. They are also very different. Doug has a big imagination. Pug…not so much. When a misunderstanding between the friends hurts Doug’s feelings, Pug must find a way to set things right.
This charming and hilarious odd-couple friendship story is perfect for best buddies who usually, but don’t always, see eye-to-eye.
About the Author
Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling book, Duck & Goose, called " expressive" and "adorable" in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. He is also the illustrator of My Fuzzy Friends and Knock, Knock, Who's There? A painter, an actor, and an obsessive Halloween costume maker, he lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and children.
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