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Synopses & Reviews
Its summer! Five little ducks cant wait to splash into the sea. With their swimsuits on and a picnic for later, theyre ready for a day of sand and sun.
Children will want to dive right into this delightful companion to Duck Skates.
Duck Dunks is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
"Berry and Nakata's counting book in verse blends easy, punchy rhymes and light-as-air watercolor-and-ink illustrations to cheerful effect. The five round-bellied ducklings from Duck Skates now head for a day at the beach with kite, float, towels and a cake in tow. Pictures vary in size and shape, immediately drawing readers into the whirlwind of activity on shore and in the surf. The taut text follows suit: 'Snippety snap! Quick claws pinch./ Two ducks yelp. Three ducks flinch.' A full-bleed page of aqua, punctuated with the bobbing and spinning ducks, suggests the sense of endless sea; further on, four horizontal scenes across one spread replicate the slowly shifting colors of sunset on the beach. Repeated rhymes add a comforting balance to the spirited doings. A breezy delight. Ages 3 — 5. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
LYNNE BERRY is the author of several books for young readers, including Duck Skates. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband.
HIROE NAKATA has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
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