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Friday 26 December 2014

Review: Duck

Duck is yellow and raggedy, smells like a blanket and feels soft and woolly. He’s also a little boy’s best friend and goes everywhere with him - the bath, bed, and even up a tree.

Then one day Duck goes missing and the boy hunts for him everywhere, asking the shopkeeper, the postman, the bus driver, and the dog next door. The boy has to go through his day without Duck and feels miserable.

There is a happy ending, of course, which is a good thing because as the boy says “I think Duck’s the greatest. Duck’s my hero.”

Simple text and beautiful soft illustrations help make Duck a sweet, gentle story about friends. It’s a perfect bedtime story for littlies.

Title: Duck
Author: Janet A. Holmes
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Little Hare, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2014
Format: Board book
ISBN: 9781921541575
For ages: 0-2
Type: Picture book