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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Quackandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;quackandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;andlt;Iandgt;woofandlt;/Iandgt;? A quick-thinking duck keeps a fox on his toes in this witty romp from a andlt;Iandgt;New Yorker andlt;/Iandgt;cartoonist.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;One dark night in the henhouse, a hungry fox in search of his dinner gets more than he bargains for. Instead of a chicken, Fox grabs a duck. A very smart duck. A duck so sly, he plans to convince Fox that he isnand#8217;t a duck but aand#8212;dog! Yes, a dog.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This clever story and its accompanying visual narrative will delight readers young and oldand#8212;because if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it HAS to be a duckand#8230;right?

Review:

"In this winning comedy from Twohy (Poindexter Makes a Friend), a duck escapes death by persuading a fox that he's not a duck at all, but a dog. Framed panels with hand-lettered narration and dialogue tell the story, and Twohy's urgent marker coloring heightens the fox's initial nighttime heist and the duck's efforts to save its neck. When the fox discovers that the 'chicken' he's snatched from the hen house isn't actually a chicken, the duck stalls by trying all the dog behaviors he knows, slobbering on Fox's coat, wagging his tail, and looking adorable. 'Duck barks,' reads the next panel. 'Bark! Bark! Bark! Quack, oops! Bark!' Then Fox brings in a wading pool. 'I will trick Duck,' he says, one eye closed in malicious calculation. 'If Duck swims, I will eat him.' Duck shuns the water and pees on the carpet. The psychic swordplay between the two adversaries segues from classic fairytale trajectory to a burgeoning story about the charms of dog ownership before ending with a zinger. Steady humor and skilled pacing make this a keeper. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Elena Mechlin, Pippin Properties. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Quack, quack—woof? A quick-thinking duck keeps a fox on his toes in this witty romp from a New Yorker cartoonist.

One dark night in the henhouse, a hungry fox in search of his dinner gets more than he bargains for. Instead of a chicken, Fox grabs a duck. A very smart duck. A duck so sly, he plans to convince Fox that he isn’t a duck but a—dog! Yes, a dog.

This clever story and its accompanying visual narrative will delight readers young and old—because if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it HAS to be a duck…right?

About the Author

Mike Twohy has been drawing cartoons as far back as he can remember. The author and illustrator of andlt;iandgt;Poindexter Makes a Friendandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Outfoxedandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Wake Up, Rupert!andlt;/iandgt;, he received his MFA in painting in 1973 from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 his first drawing was published in andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt;, which has published his cartoons regularly ever since. In a starred review, andlt;iandgt;School Library Journal andlt;/iandgt;praised his first book, andlt;iandgt;Pointdexter Makes a Friendandlt;/iandgt;, as a and#8220;reassuring story [that] will envelop youngers like a warm, cozy blanket.and#8221;andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;He lives with his wife, cat, and Newfoundland in Berkeley, California.Mike Twohy has been drawing cartoons as far back as he can remember. The author and illustrator of andlt;iandgt;Poindexter Makes a Friendandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Outfoxedandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Wake Up, Rupert!andlt;/iandgt;, he received his MFA in painting in 1973 from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 his first drawing was published in andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt;, which has published his cartoons regularly ever since. In a starred review, andlt;iandgt;School Library Journal andlt;/iandgt;praised his first book, andlt;iandgt;Pointdexter Makes a Friendandlt;/iandgt;, as a and#8220;reassuring story [that] will envelop youngers like a warm, cozy blanket.and#8221;andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;He lives with his wife, cat, and Newfoundland in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442473928
Author:
Twohy, Mike
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Waterfowl
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c (reflective)
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
7 x 9.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - English 9781442473928 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this winning comedy from Twohy (Poindexter Makes a Friend), a duck escapes death by persuading a fox that he's not a duck at all, but a dog. Framed panels with hand-lettered narration and dialogue tell the story, and Twohy's urgent marker coloring heightens the fox's initial nighttime heist and the duck's efforts to save its neck. When the fox discovers that the 'chicken' he's snatched from the hen house isn't actually a chicken, the duck stalls by trying all the dog behaviors he knows, slobbering on Fox's coat, wagging his tail, and looking adorable. 'Duck barks,' reads the next panel. 'Bark! Bark! Bark! Quack, oops! Bark!' Then Fox brings in a wading pool. 'I will trick Duck,' he says, one eye closed in malicious calculation. 'If Duck swims, I will eat him.' Duck shuns the water and pees on the carpet. The psychic swordplay between the two adversaries segues from classic fairytale trajectory to a burgeoning story about the charms of dog ownership before ending with a zinger. Steady humor and skilled pacing make this a keeper. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Elena Mechlin, Pippin Properties. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Quack, quack—woof? A quick-thinking duck keeps a fox on his toes in this witty romp from a New Yorker cartoonist.

One dark night in the henhouse, a hungry fox in search of his dinner gets more than he bargains for. Instead of a chicken, Fox grabs a duck. A very smart duck. A duck so sly, he plans to convince Fox that he isn’t a duck but a—dog! Yes, a dog.

This clever story and its accompanying visual narrative will delight readers young and old—because if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it HAS to be a duck…right?

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