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Publisher Comments:

An adorable little duckling is trying to befriend another "duck." However, he is oblivious to the fact that his potential pal is, in fact, a cat. Though resistant and stubborn at first, the cat soon realizes labels don't matter in the least—and before you know it, meowing and quacking are one and the same. 

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"Bramsen (The Yellow Tutu) introduces an enthusiastically oblivious duckling who believes the cat he meets is a duck. The concept and rhyming exchange between the characters should tickle preschoolers, who will love feeling smarter than the duckling: 'Hey, duck! Why do you walk like that?/ I slink because I am a cat./ Hey, duck! Why is your tail so long?/ Oh, please don't call me duck. It's wrong.' However, the cat, as aloof as Greta Garbo, wants to be alone, and sends the duckling packing. Bramsen's artwork has a fluffy, dreamy, and almost three-dimensional quality that excels at expressing the characters' shock, dismay, delight, or surprise. In a gratifying if somewhat mystifying turn, the cat has a change of heart and seeks out the duckling, telling him, 'My sense of me has gone amuck!/ I'm pretty sure I am a duck./ I'm not a cat, this much I know./ For no real cat could miss you so.' Despite the odd turnaround, readers will enjoy the unlikely friends' realization that, feathers or fur, it makes no difference when it comes to fun. Ages 3 — 7. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

CARIN BRAMSEN received her BA in art history from Barnard College and has studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she illustrates, paints, and performs the occasional high-kick for the squirrels outside her window. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375869907
Author:
Bramsen, Carin
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Waterfowl
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.29 x 8.53 x 0.34 in 0.72 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Ducks, Geese, etc.
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bramsen (The Yellow Tutu) introduces an enthusiastically oblivious duckling who believes the cat he meets is a duck. The concept and rhyming exchange between the characters should tickle preschoolers, who will love feeling smarter than the duckling: 'Hey, duck! Why do you walk like that?/ I slink because I am a cat./ Hey, duck! Why is your tail so long?/ Oh, please don't call me duck. It's wrong.' However, the cat, as aloof as Greta Garbo, wants to be alone, and sends the duckling packing. Bramsen's artwork has a fluffy, dreamy, and almost three-dimensional quality that excels at expressing the characters' shock, dismay, delight, or surprise. In a gratifying if somewhat mystifying turn, the cat has a change of heart and seeks out the duckling, telling him, 'My sense of me has gone amuck!/ I'm pretty sure I am a duck./ I'm not a cat, this much I know./ For no real cat could miss you so.' Despite the odd turnaround, readers will enjoy the unlikely friends' realization that, feathers or fur, it makes no difference when it comes to fun. Ages 3 — 7. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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