Synopses & Reviews
One winter night, a cozy house full of animals is awakened by a knock at the front door. They have no idea what they'll find on the other side, and Max the duck is the last thing they expect. Soon this larger-than-life houseguest is making himself at home—and forcing his way into the hearts of his reluctant hosts.
“Rib-tickling.” Child Magazine
“Cheery illustrations. Great fun for storyhours.” School Library Journal
“Bighearted. Will appeal to a wide range of readers.” Kirkus Reviews
When a duck knocks on a door one cold, snowy night, he has no idea what he will find on the other side. In this silly and humorous story, Max the Duck and his newfound friends show there is no place like a home away from home. Full color.
Desperate to get out of the cold on a snowy night, Max the Duck knocks on the door of a cozy house and gets the surprise of his life when he sees the eclectic group of friendly animals hanging out inside! 110,000 first printing.
Irene and her family of cats and dogs take in Max the duck, who stayed behind when his flock migrated for the winter, and he learns to do many things, which drives the animals crazy--until he leaves to rejoin his flock in the summer.
About the Author
Jackie Urbanovic was thrilled to illustrate If You're Hoppy
, because her life experiences with dogs, cats, cockatoos, parakeets, frogs, chameleons, bees, and hamsters give her so much to draw upon. When it comes to flying, running, and the hoppiness of life, she knows what she's doing.
Jackie Urbanovic is also the creator of the New York Times best-selling series of books about Max the duck: Duck at the Door (an IndieBound Top Ten pick), Duck Soup (an Oprah Kids' Reading List selection), Duck and Cover, and Sitting Duck.
The artist grew up in southern Michigan, and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her two dogs, Max and Cuba, and her cat, Jesse Bear, who hops on her head every night.