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ISBN13: 9781929132676
ISBN10: 1929132670
Condition: Standard
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Raised from an egg by Mother Duck, Guji Guji is quite content with his life as a duckling, despite the fact that he doesn't look anything like his brothers. Then he meets three nasty creatures who not only convince him that he is, like them, a crocodile, but also try to persuade him to deliver his duck relatives for their dinner.

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"As with Chen's On My Way to Buy Eggs, his muted ink-and-wash drawings of gray and brown makes this picture book look like an old classic. And, with its deft pacing and spare text, it shares the same virtues. An overlarge nut-brown egg lands in Mother Duck's nest of pure white ovoids, but 'Mother Duck didn't notice. (She was reading.)' When the brown egg bursts open, 'a rather odd-looking duckling' emerges, crying 'Guji Guji.' The scaly green fellow joins his feathered siblings Crayon, Zebra and Moonlight. To the mother's credit, she never remarks on Guji Guji's big snout or his reptilian tail. She loves 'all her ducklings the same.' On the opposite page, an untidy heap of three sleepy ducklings and one sleepy crocodile listen to Mother Duck read aloud. Then three bad crocodiles catch Guji Guji alone. They tell him that not only is he not a duck, he's supposed to be eating ducks. 'I am not a bad crocodile,' the hero says, making an experimental fierce face. 'Of course, I'm not exactly a duck, either.' Guji Guji hatches a wonderful plan to defeat the bad crocodiles, and the ducks declare him 'duck hero of the day.' Chen's story of love, acceptance and self-discovery gives every sign of becoming a well-worn favorite. Ages 5-9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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crowyhead, March 1, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
A funny and engaging story about a crocodile who thinks he's a duck. The idea isn't exactly original, but the illustrations as well as the humor and detail in the telling make it an excellent read-aloud that's a cut above the rest.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781929132676
Author:
Chen, Chih Yuan
Publisher:
Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Author:
Chen, Chih-Yuan
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles
Subject:
Family - Adoption
Subject:
Animals - Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Subject:
Crocodiles
Subject:
Ducks
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.35x7.75x.44 in. .88 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Kane/Miller Book Publishers - English 9781929132676 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As with Chen's On My Way to Buy Eggs, his muted ink-and-wash drawings of gray and brown makes this picture book look like an old classic. And, with its deft pacing and spare text, it shares the same virtues. An overlarge nut-brown egg lands in Mother Duck's nest of pure white ovoids, but 'Mother Duck didn't notice. (She was reading.)' When the brown egg bursts open, 'a rather odd-looking duckling' emerges, crying 'Guji Guji.' The scaly green fellow joins his feathered siblings Crayon, Zebra and Moonlight. To the mother's credit, she never remarks on Guji Guji's big snout or his reptilian tail. She loves 'all her ducklings the same.' On the opposite page, an untidy heap of three sleepy ducklings and one sleepy crocodile listen to Mother Duck read aloud. Then three bad crocodiles catch Guji Guji alone. They tell him that not only is he not a duck, he's supposed to be eating ducks. 'I am not a bad crocodile,' the hero says, making an experimental fierce face. 'Of course, I'm not exactly a duck, either.' Guji Guji hatches a wonderful plan to defeat the bad crocodiles, and the ducks declare him 'duck hero of the day.' Chen's story of love, acceptance and self-discovery gives every sign of becoming a well-worn favorite. Ages 5-9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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