Synopses & Reviews
Three friends—Big Duck Little Duck and Porcupine—star in a trio of stories that blend elements of picture books chapter books and comics. Told entirely through dialogue between Big Duck and Porcupine (Little Duck never speaks though his beady eyes say plenty) two stories follow the friends’ efforts to go picnicking and camping; rain disrupts the first outing and Big Duck’s 100 item packing list threatens the other. In the remaining story Big Duck who gets the most personality in these tales attempts to remember something she has forgotten (Porcupine’s birthday). Chunky vividly colored digital cartoons create a sunny environment for the friends (even when the sun’s not out) and the focused dialogue and lighthearted exchanges make each story approachable. Ages 5–7. Agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (May) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio--when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck doesn't speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister. Told entirely through dialogue and visual storytelling with subtle humor throughout, Little Duck ends up getting the trio out of whatever jam they are in.
Moving into an exciting new paper over board reader format, Salina Yoon's early readers are perfect for fans of bestselling series like Elephant & Piggie and Ballet Cat, giving all her picture book fans a fantastic next step for reading fun.