Monday, February 3, 2014

Duck, Duck, Moose!

Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen makes my mind wander to a childhood favorite game of duck, duck, goose.  In the first four pages, the reader learns a lot about Duck.  Duck is organized. Duck likes to clean.  Duck prepares a nice table of food.  Moose comes to visit and it feels just like the game duck, duck, goose when the running portion of tag gets a bit fast paced and there is a feeling of anxiousness. Moose makes a mess.  The story continues in this format with the duck or ducks preparing something that will be wonderful and when Moose arrives it goes wrong very fast.  The reader will enjoy paying attention to the details to understand how Moose or Duck is feeling throughout the story.  Moose stops coming for visits, which should be a happy moment but it isn't.  The ending is a celebration of friendship and how friends do things for each other to lift their spirits.  Another fun story told in just two words.

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