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Title:
Dr. Duck
Author:
Ehrlich, H. M.
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Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Dr. Duck takes care of all the animals when they are ill, but who will take care of him when he gets sick?
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 65066.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 32674 Guided reading level: J.
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ISBN:
9780531302545
Format :
Book

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Dr. Duck spends his days and nights driving around in his big red van to help his barnyard patients. He calms Mother Mouse, whose baby has a fever, and listens to the cough of a two-year old beaver. He tells a hoarse cow, "Take two and you'll moo"; for a sheep, cough syrup will do for the flu. But what happens when Dr. Duck becomes ill? With bouncy rhymes and cheery artwork, this tale pays tender tribute to a dedicated country doctor -- and his care-giving menagerie of grateful patients.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This jolly picture book should prove the perfect elixir for young readers with a case of doctor-itis. Driving his big red van, Dr. Duck makes forest-, barnyard- and pasture-calls to treat his menagerie of patients, prescribing such remedies as "Cough syrup for a sheep/ Who had a bad flu/ Pink pills for a cow/ Too hoarse to moo" (dialogue balloons within the art show the duck telling the sheep, "This will do for the flu" and reassuring the cow, "Take two and you'll moo!"). But when Dr. Duck finds himself laid up with a terrible fever, who will care for him? Luckily his grateful patients come to the rescue and Dr. Duck is soon fit as a fiddle. In jaunty and sweet-natured rhymes, Ehrlich (who appears to be Harriet Ziefert, writing under a pseudonym) clearly expresses the rewards Dr. Duck reaps in his caring profession. Rader's (Pete's Chicken) spry and sunny watercolors capture a compassionate and friendly animal community at its best. Satisfied kids will soon attest that Dr. Duck is no quack. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Dr. Duck is a stout, middle-aged country doctor who takes care of the local domestic and wild animals-a rabbit with measles, a sheep with the flu, and other assorted creatures-needing medicine, stitches, and vaccinations. Inevitably, the good doctor gets sick himself, whereupon his grateful patients all help to nurse him back to health. The rhyming text is a little too long and often uninspired: "The chicken clucked,/And Mrs. Mouse said,/`Get a soft pillow/To put under his head.'" Clearly, what comes around goes around in this story, and many children will enjoy that message, along with the lively art. Comical watercolor-and-ink illustrations depict the anthropomorphic animals in various poses of woe (sick or worried about Dr. Duck) and good cheer (cured or rejoicing in the doctor's recovery). A pleasant enough read-aloud, but probably not one that will make repeated house calls.-Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.