#blogbookaday: Duck, Duck, Dinosaur

30 May

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur.jpgSummary:  “Three eggs in a nest begin to wiggle and wobble, until CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! It’s a duck . . . duck . . . DINOSAUR!

Meet Feather, Flap, and Spike. They’re three unlikely siblings who each want to stand out. But together, they make the biggest splash! Perfect for families of all kinds, this playful, clever story has a dino-sized heart.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A story of sibling rivalry with a sweet ending that makes you want to say, “Awwww!” Mama Duck’s babies – Feather, Flap and Spike all want Mama’s attention and to be the best, but in the end Mama makes sure no one feels left out and cuddles them all! I really liked seeing how Mama accepted an adorable little dinosaur into the family that doesn’t look at all like her own babies – making this a great story about adoption for little ones. It’s not spelled out, but shows how they all don’t look alike and for many kids, that is their own reality.

Personal Reaction: From the cover illustration and the title, I was expecting this story to be a story about playtime and friendship and it is both of those things, but it’s also about family and sibling rivalry and love and that’s the most important part. This would make a fun read aloud to a group as I think kids in preschool would very much relate to siblings – trying to keep up with older ones and having little ones invade your space and take your toys. This was definitely a cute story and one to share with the little ones in your world.

Title: Duck, Duck, Dinosaur
Author: Kallie George
Illustrator: Oriol Vidal
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: February 9, 2016

#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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