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Title:
Duck, Duck, Moose!
Author:
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Disney*Hyperion Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 24 cm
Summary:
Duck and Duck busily prepare for a party, while their housemate, Moose, only gets in the way.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781423171102
Format :
Book

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Summary

Duck and Duck are preparing for a party, and each step of the way, Moose inadvertently messes things up. When he disappears in shame, Duck and Duck must go find him so he can join in the party-which was for him! The slapstick physical humor of Duck, Duck, Moose will have kids overcome with the giggles.


Author Notes


Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen has written many books for children. She lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her online at www.sudipta.com.


Noah Z. Jones (noazjones.com) is an American animator, writer and illustrator. He is the creator of the television series Fish Hooks and Almost Naked Animals. He lives with his family in Glendale, CA.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Two neat and tidy ducks live with an absentminded, wall-smashing, paint-spilling, chair-toppling moose. To the slightly skewed but familiar refrain of duck, duck, moose (the only words), Jones' illustrations depict the two ducks as they wipe plates clean, set up their easels for an art project (donning feather-protecting smocks first), and carefully decorate a birthday cake. The tension heightens as the ducks' cake gets bigger and more elaborate, and the repeated duck, duck, duck can only mean one thing: an even more explosive MOOSE!! is on the way. The ruined cake is the last straw for the ducks, and with a scolding, their clumsy friend leaves the house, feeling unwanted. Little does he know, though, that his duck friends are throwing him a surprise birthday bash. Jones' goofy, Boyntonlike characters are surprisingly expressive for all their simplicity. Though this silly story has a lot of well-earned laughs, the sweet ending is a touching reminder that clumsiness is easily forgivable a valuable lesson for any distractible, tumble-prone tot.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Klutzy moose cause all sorts of picture-book problems, from Z Is for Moose to Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit, all the way back to If You Give a Moose a Muffin. In this story (not to be confused with Dave Horowitz's 2009 story of the same name), two perfectionist ducks find their tidy house disrupted, repeatedly, by a large antlered fellow whose behavior suggests an impulsive kindergartner. By changing a consonant, Bardhan-Quallen (Pirate Princess) heightens the familiar suspense of the "duck, duck, goose" game; as two white ducks set the table or decorate a layer cake, readers await a crashing entrance by Moose, who demolishes a wall and splatters the dessert. Although written words are few, the story comes across in the punctuation and in Jones's (Here Comes Trouble!) doodly digital art. Like disapproving parents, the ducks must send Moose away (they're planning a surprise party for him); he sulks outside until the ducks apologize, enabling the book to conclude on a final slapstick note. Moose's pratfalls provide short-term entertainment and an opportunity for dramatic read-aloud performances. Ages 3-5. Author's agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Using the three words of the title, Bardhan-Quallen tells a story filled with slapstick antics. Two ducks and a moose live together. After spilling his coffee and overturning his chair, Moose is out the door, while the ducks spend the morning cleaning and preparing lunch. When Moose races home, however, he crashes through the living room wall and into the carefully set table. When the birds set up their sculpture and painting, he manages to knock everything over. But after he topples a large, lovely cake they have just decorated, the exasperated ducks banish him from the house. Still the exemplary friends begin again, decorating, cake-making, and then going out to coax Moose to return. He does, to find a surprise party just for him. So all ends well.at least until the final page turn. The bright cartoon illustrations, heavily outlined in black, add to the fun. Spot images across spreads depict the ducks' meticulous cleaning and cake-baking activities. A small view of Moose striding toward the cake, his head in a book, provides youngsters with an opportunity to predict an inevitable disaster before they turn the page. Each scene of havoc appears with "Moose!" written in large colorful letters. Good fun that gives a whole new meaning to the word "duck."-Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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