The Resource Duck & Goose, written & illustrated by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose, written & illustrated by Tad Hills

Label
Duck & Goose
Title
Duck & Goose
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Tad Hills
Title variation
Duck and Goose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg
Member of
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 2. A poultry odd couple stars in this story about a friendship forged through a finders keepers dispute. Duck and Goose simultaneously discover a giant polka-dotted sphere, which they take to be a very large egg: I saw it first, says Duck; I touched it first, says Goose. They spend hours sharing space on the eggs summit to keep it warm, first grudgingly, then companionably as they bond over their shared purpose. When a passerby points out that their prized egg is actually a childs toy ball, Duck and Goose decide the ball is lovely, too--just right for playing with together. Hills might have found ways to introduce more variety into his compositions, even given the somewhat limited situation, but the fresh, vivid colors draw the eye, and his whimsically rendered Duck and Goose (think bath toys with expressive eyebrows) will instantly endear themselves to children. Choose this for springtime and Easter story hours, paired with Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hatches the Egg (1940) and Mem Fox's Hunwick's Egg (2005). -- Jennifer Mattson (Reviewed 01-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 9, p114)
  • /* Starred Review */ From different directions, a young duck and a little goose march across a grassy field toward a big spotted sphere. Upon quick inspection, they decide it is an egg, although shrewd readers may point out that it closely resembles a soccer ball. "I saw it first," says the yellow duck. "I touched it first," taunts the white-feathered goose, placing his black foot against it. In separate thought bubbles, each imagines building a fence around the presumed egg, Duck posting a "no honking" sign, Goose with an "absolutely no quacking" placard. "After a flurry of fussing,/ grunting and groaning,/ slipping and sliding," they climb atop their claim and huffily sit back to back. But as time passes, they begin planning their hatchling's future and referring to it as "our baby," at least until a bluebird comes by to ask if she can play with their ball too (then exits to let them resolve their differences). Hills (My Fuzzy Friends ) pictures the cartoonish characters against a sky blue and summer green landscape that provides a theatrical backdrop to the argument. This mini-drama implies that a plaything can be more fun for two and shows how even stubborn characters can cooperate. Hills's feathered heroes enact a dialogue familiar to anyone who has negotiated with siblings or playground rivals. Ages 3-7. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed December 12, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 49, p64)
  • /* Starred Review */ When Duck and Goose enter the stage from opposite sides of the frontispiece, striding determinedly across a meadow toward a large, polka-dotted ball, the stage is set for a classic noodlehead story. Each believes the ball to be an egg. Each claims it, competes to hatch it and ends up sitting atop it together, whiling away long hours by agreeing on the many duck and goose skills they will teach their baby. When an observant bird points out that their egg is a ball, Duck and Goose, realizing their mistake, are just as happy to play with it. Delighted listeners will immediately see Duck and Goose's mistake and wait expectantly for the predictable "big reveal." Every artistic decision underscores the humor with deft mastery: the cheerful primary palette; the artfully balanced composition; and the simplicity of line that depicts every inch of these ridiculously earnest fowls, from the tips of their beaks to their expressive eyes to the bottoms of their feet. Duck and Goose's gradual shift from adversaries to partners to playmates is indicated artfully by effective but subtle changes in book design and text. Readers will likely hope to see more of this adorable odd couple. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2005)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143102
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hills, Tad
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 3-7
  • Preschool
  • 630
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.H563737
LC item number
Du 2006
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
NLM call number
Hil
Reading level
  • 2.6
  • 3.1.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Duck and Goose series
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
preschool
Label
Duck & Goose, written & illustrated by Tad Hills
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm59817904
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375836114
Lccn
2005010849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780375836114
  • 9780375936111
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)59817904
Label
Duck & Goose, written & illustrated by Tad Hills
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm59817904
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375836114
Lccn
2005010849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780375836114
  • 9780375936111
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)59817904

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