#blogbookaday: Nobody’s Duck

21 Feb

32510371Summary:  “When a duck mysteriously arrives on an alligator’s lawn, they set off to discover just who the duck belongs to. From the library to skydiving, from exasperation to laughter, the two make an unexpected discovery about friendship.

Readers will delight in this odd couple’s wacky adventures that feature the signature wit and ingenuity of Geisel Honor winner Mary Sullivan. Like its predecessors Ball, Treat, and Frankie, Nobody’s Duck has humor and heart in spades (and quacks). ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Mary Sullivan is a wiz at a picture book with very few words and illustrations that allow you to fully understand the story with expression, word bubbles and little details. This is the perfect story for a new reader practicing words or for a picture book crowd (if you’re willing to explain some of the thought and speech bubbles in the illustrations). The kids will love this adventure-seeking duck and his reluctant partner, Alligator.

Personal Reaction: Sometimes as I read children’s books I have to remind myself that I’m an adult and most readers won’t have the same thoughts I have. As I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but wonder why the duck had to be somebody’s but the alligator didn’t belong to anyone and had autonomy of himself. Then I checked my reaction and realized, it probably doesn’t matter to kids and to just enjoy the story of a duck and alligator who go on a grand adventure together.

Title: Nobody’s Duck
Author: Mary Sullivan
Illustrator: Mary Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 6, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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