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Title:
Do like a duck does!
Author:
Hindley, Judy.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 28 cm
Summary:
By challenging a hairy stranger to imitate the behavior of herself and her ducklings, a mother duck proves that he is a fox and not a duck.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 80 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 57718.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 33538 Guided reading level: F.
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ISBN:
9780763616687
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Summary

The deliciously suspenseful story and bubbly verse will have toddlers bouncing in their seats!

Mama Duck has a good hunch that the big brown creature waddling behind her babies is no duck. As the foxy impostor sneaks closer and closer to Mama Duck's trailing brood, little listeners will delight in shouting out his identity. Infectious rhythms and fresh, expressive watercolors liven up the pursuit, which ends when Mama Duck confronts the villain, beak to snout - and beats him at his own game.


Author Notes

Judy Hindley, who has written more than fifty books for children, has a special knack for capturing the language and subjects that delight preschoolers. Among her books are THE BIG RED BUS, THE PERFECT LITTLE MONSTER, and THE BEST THING ABOUT A PUPPY. She is also the author of the immensely popular EYES, NOSE, FINGERS, AND TOES.

Ivan Bates debuted as an illustrator with his art for Sam McBratney's THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS. He is also the illustrator of JUST ONE! and JUST YOU A ME by Sam McBratney. DO LIKE A DUCK DOES!, Ivan Bates's first collaboration with Judy Hindley, features some of the animals on the farm where he lives with his wife and baby son.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3-5. Story hour alert! Here's a book with a clever premise, a bouncy text, and sunny, funny pictures that can be seen across a room. Mama Duck, with ducklings waddling behind her, is showing her kiddies what's what: "That's the way to be. Do what a duck does! Do like me!" But soon Mama has an unexpected hanger-on; he has two ears that stick up a mile and a very foxy smile, but he pledges he's a duck. Then the fun really begins as Mama has him run through brambles, eat bugs, and dive into the water to prove that he is what he says. The water finally does him in; the fox almost drowns, and Mama assures her little ones that she knew all along that the fox was no duckling. The story's patina of humor comes out in Bates' delightful watercolor art, which makes each character a jovial participant in the action; even the fox is more adorable than dangerous. Supremely satisfying. Even second and third readings will be requested. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

A hungry fox tries to convince a duck family that he's just a "big, brown" version of one of them: " `Yes I am!' says the stranger./ It's really, really true!/ I can waddle, I can scuttle./ I can strut a little, too./ I'm a duck!/ I'm a duck!/ I'm a duck like you!" But Mama Duck exposes his ruse by putting the fox through his duck paces, making him wallow in a mud puddle, eat bugs and swim underwater. "I really always knew that was no duck," says Mama triumphantly, as the sopping, half-drowned fox finally slinks away. Hindley's (A Song of Colors) tight, percussive rhymes give the story a drumbeat momentum as the climax nears. Bates's (Just You and Me) watercolors possess a sunlit, translucent grace, yet he still reaps plenty of comedy from his characterizations whether it's Mama Duck's narrowed-eyed maternal skepticism or the fox's woeful look as he plunges into the drink. Other details, such as the fox's snout peeking out from the flower pots or piglets romping in the mud with the ducklings, keep the setting cheerful and familiar, and undercut the villain's menace. Ages 3-5. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Following the path of her Horned Toad Prince (Peachtree, 2000), Hopkins fractures "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," transferring the action to the Southwest. Fancied-up armadillo sisters en route to a dance hall follow tradition and trick a female coyote that waits in the drainpipe under the highway for "armadilly chili" ingredients and fashion-accessory possibilities. Comic resolution sashays in when the creature accepts third sister Dilly's invitation to join the "girls' night out." Droll turns of phrase ("Lilly- knew how to shake her shell on the dance floor") and hints of dialect add fun and flavor to the tale. Unfortunately, Brooks's acrylic, gouache, colored-pencil, and ink renderings of the characters at night border on the disturbing. The crazed-eyed and emaciated coyote's vertebrae bulge, and her fur and eating utensils are flecked with red. Wide, heavy-lidded eyes and pouting lips diminish the heroines' appeal. Daylight scenes prove friendlier. Team this with Susan Lowell's The Three Little Javelinas (Rising Moon, 1992) for visual balance while exploring time-honored stories revisited in the West.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.