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Title:
Guess who, baby duck!
Author:
Hest, Amy.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
On a rainy day when Baby Duck is sick with a cold, her grandfather cheers her up by showing her family photographs.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 77211.
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ISBN:
9780763619817
Format :
Book

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Snuggle up with Baby Duck for a private photo viewing with Grampa in this adorable new episode perfect for preschoolers.

It's a rainy, rainy day, and Baby Duck has a little cold. But as always, Baby starts feeling better when Grampa comes to visit, especially when she sees the cheering-up present he's brought. It's a big book filled with pictures of Baby Duck! There she is on the day she was born, and right after a bath, and taking her first wobbly steps. Baby likes what she sees, and she loves spending time with Grampa. Little listeners who adore being the center of attention are sure to share Baby's enthusiasm -- before running off to find their own family photo albums!


Author Notes

Children's book author Amy Hest was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a children's librarian in the New York Public Library system and in the children's book publishing industry. She has written over thirty children's books, many of which included family and intergenerational themes. She is a three-time winner of the Christopher Medal and a winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-K. One rainy day, Baby Duck has a cold, so Grampa comes by with a cheering-up present, a photo album. Together they look at pictures of Baby Duck on the day she was born, as she took her first steps, and at her first birthday party. As she looks at each photo, Baby Duck likes what she sees. Feeling better, she draws a picture of Grampa kissing her cheek, and he is equally pleased. The sure pencil lines and soft, sunny watercolors create a cheerful world that children want to revisit. The many fans of this child-friendly series will enjoy a stroll down the short stretch of Baby Duck's memory lane. Though the white-bordered, deckle-edged photos shown in the illustrations may look unfamiliar to children in the digital age, there's nothing strange about the curiosity Baby Duck feels about the days when she was, well . . . a baby duck. Though somewhat smaller in format than previous books, this is still a natural for cozy read-alouds, with a few baby pictures to share afterward. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Baby Duck is a bit under the weather in Guess Who, Baby Duck!, the newest in the series by Amy Hest, illus. by Jill Barton. But when Grampa comes to visit with an album "all filled up with pictures," Baby Duck soon feels much better. This comforting story may well inspire readers to look through their own baby albums. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Baby Duck has a cold and Grampa comes to visit, bringing a "cheering-up present," an album of her baby photos. Together they look at pictures of her on the day she was born, after her first bath, taking her first steps, and on her first birthday. She feels better and draws a picture of Grampa kissing her cheek, which is just what he does. This tale beautifully taps into the heart of all the "Baby Duck" books, the youngster's special relationship with her loving grandfather. The text here is simpler than in the earlier offerings, and includes repeated refrains that will hold the interest of young children. Barton's watercolor-and-pencil art is as warm and playful as Baby Duck herself. Many of the pages resemble those of a scrapbook, with "photos" of the duckling and her family set against textured pastel backgrounds; Grampa and Baby's reactions to them are depicted on facing pages. Children will love this "cheering-up present" from Barton and Hest.-Rachel G. Payne, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.