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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Review: Duck, Apple, Egg

Delightful, warming, joyful. That’s Duck, Apple, Egg in three words.

From award-winning author Glenda Millard and uber-talented illustrator Martina Heiduczek, this is a picture book that feels like a giant hug when you read it. 

With few words, arranged in delicious wordplay throughout, it follows a child as they play in their garden with a duck, an apple and an egg. 

You can’t help but smile when you read this picture book. It pulls you back into your childhood and the delights of being in nature, doing nothing in particular and loving it. 

Kids will relate to this book. They will love it for its simple beauty and entertainment. Adults, too, will love it. They'll love the gentleness of the story — the quiet and calming flow that acts as a reminder to take things slow and enjoy the world.

Heiduczek’s illustrations are as warming as Millard’s words. Truly they are stunning. I’ve not seen shadow work quite like Heiduczek’s and it’s absolutely beautiful. There are so many details to explore, it’s impossible to notice everything on the first read.

I love books that take something simple and turn it to magic. A special and joyful story for spreading love and warmth all around, I highly recommended Duck, Apple, Egg.

For another magical picture book by Glenda Millard, make sure you check out Pea Pod Lullaby. And For more beautiful illustrations by Martina Heiduczek, check out From Above the Clouds.

Title: Duck, Apple, Egg
Author: Glenda Millard
Illustrator: Martina Heiduczek
Publisher: ABC Books, $ 24.99
Publication Date: 24 February 2020
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780733340185
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book