Duck! Rabbit!

We received an autographed copy of Duck! Rabbit! as a gift, and it quickly became one of James’ favorite books. By Amy Krouse Rosenthal — the same author as Little Hoot, Little Oink, and Little PeaDuck! Rabbit! is an interactive adventure cum optical illusion cum knock knock joke. School Library Journal: “Two unseen characters debate the identity of the creature at the center of this clever book—is it a duck or a rabbit? Readers will join in the discussion, because the creature could, in fact, be either. Just as each of the debaters begins to see the other’s perspective, the duck/rabbit runs away and they see an anteater. Or is it a brachiosaurus? Text and illustrations are intimately wedded in this fun, interactive read-aloud. The bold lines and bright colors in [Tom] Lichtenheld‘s illustrations are a visually pleasing match for the bantering text. With a strong, well-executed concept, this book provides an excellent starting point for discussing how points of view can differ and still be right.” I have to admit, we’ve skipped the moral and focused on the jokes. Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: three jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on February 13, 2011.

2 Responses to “Duck! Rabbit!”

  1. Yes! YES! This is one of my favorite books from the year it was published. Actually, one of my favorite, ever. It is fun and funny. And, shares so much about how two differing perceptions (ideas) can exist at the same time. If only bickering politicians and news pundits would read and absorb the wisdom in this picture book.

    George Shannon

  2. […] Hervé Tullet‘s Press Here is written in the same model as Duck! Rabbit! and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus — but it is ever so much more “impressive.” […]

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