“The little duck stood up on his big orange feet.”
This is a very special children’s book, written by Judy Dunn and illustrated with pictures by world-renowned photographer Phoebe Dunn. In addition, there is a button that, when pressed, sounds out a very realistic greeting, “Quack, quack, quack.” The book has sturdy pages that will withstand many readings, first by adults to a child or children, and later as a book to be read by the child.
The story chronicles the life of Henry, a handsome duck, from before he hatches until his ultimate transition to adult life in a pond. Along the way, Henry grows up and makes the acquaintance of many creatures, including a dog, a hen, a bunny, and a goat. While he enjoys playing with the boy who found him, he wishes for more from life. A nearby pond contains the answer to his wish.
Please note: This reviewer’s kitty was somewhat taken aback by the notion of a duck in the house! After a few repeats of “Quack, quack, quack” the novelty wore off. Little children likely will not tire of pressing the magic button.
Highly Recommended for children and their caretakers.
A review copy was provided by the publisher.