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Author: Soffer, Gilad
All a cranky duck wants is for everyone to leave him alone so he can enjoy his vacation with his beach chair, a book, and peace and quiet, but it seems everyone else has other plans.
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Kirkus Reviews (-) (02/15/15)
School Library Journal (03/01/15)
The Hornbook (00/05/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2015 PreS-Gr 3—In the tradition of Mo Willems's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Hyperion, 2003) and Herve Tullet's Press Here (Chronicle, 2011), Soffer's charming duck hero breaks the fourth wall with panache. Duck just wants to be left alone to bask on the beach, but those pesky readers keep turning the page, unleashing snow, pinching crabs, a bird pooping on his head, and even pirates! Originally published in Israel, this translation from the Hebrew flows with the interactive rhythm of storytime, and the appealing colors and flowing lines of Soffer's humorous illustrations are a perfect match for the text. VERDICT An ideal read-aloud that will appeal to a wide audience.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.