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The Resource No more diapers for Ducky!, Bernette Ford and Sam Williams

No more diapers for Ducky!, Bernette Ford and Sam Williams

Label
No more diapers for Ducky!
Title
No more diapers for Ducky!
Statement of responsibility
Bernette Ford and Sam Williams
Title variation
Diaper Duck
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Piggy can't come out to play because he is using the potty, Ducky decides it's time for him to learn to use the potty too
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Review
  • PreS. This simple toilet-training tale suggests reasons to abandon diapers (they feel cold and wet) while also hinting at the pottys big-kid cachet. Ducky wants to play with Piggy, but Piggy is otherwise occupied behind a closed door: I cant come out now. . . . I am sitting on the potty! Intrigued, Ducky eventually wriggles out of her diaper, kicks [it] across the floor, and takes a turn in Piggys bathroom. The odd, fluffy texture of Duckys diaper may initially confuse children (it doesnt have much in common with the disposable or cloth versions kids will know), and some may wonder why an adult doesnt empty and clean the potty chair before Piggy passes it off to Ducky. But the absence of grown-ups throughout sends a valuable message about children approaching big transitions on their own terms, and the books airy design; brief, oversize text; and droll watercolors from the illustrator of Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck (2000) are right on target. -- Jennifer Mattson (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p82)
  • PreS –Ducky knocks on Piggy’s door wanting to play, but Piggy is busy sitting on the potty. So Ducky waits. She plays with Piggy’s toys and reads his books, but still he’s not ready. Then she notices her own diaper. “It feels cold. It feels wet.” She kicks it off and declares, “No more diapers for Ducky!” The book ends with the porker waiting to play while his friend sits on the potty. Both text and illustrations are simple and endearing. The message is clear, yet subtle: learning to use the potty takes time, commitment, and willingness on the part of a child. The interaction between these toddlers and their implicit support of one another is charming. The dynamic characters, done in thick charcoal outlines and watercolor, are set against a white background. Details are kept to a minimum–a ball, some blocks, a few board books–allowing for a focused presentation of a highly charged time of life. This title is simpler and more relaxed than many others on the subject.–Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI --Martha Topol (Reviewed August 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 8, p87)
  • /* Starred Review */ For the parent-toddler team about to embark on the next developmental milestone comes a new toilet-training tale destined to find a permanent place in a child's library. Ford (First Snow ) and Williams (Tumble Me Tumbily ) tackle this oftentimes tired theme with a freshness apparent in both the language and the artwork. Ford clearly understands that children learn by imitation: Ducky decidedly gives up her diapers when her friend Piggy cannot play because he's too busy in the bathroom (and Ducky's own diapers are wet). Both the text and the characters are straightforward ("I can't come out now... I am sitting on the potty!"). Because the story reads so effortlessly, it aptly reinforces the idea of graduating from diapers: it's just simply something one learns to do. Many of Williams's endearing images earn full-page attention, but the illustration of Piggy reading atop the potty, his pants laying crumpled on the floor and his curlicue tail front and center, will be a surefire favorite. In an age of hyper-parenting, this entertaining tale that teaches by example will be welcomed by adults and youngsters alike. Ages 2-4. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 27, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 13, p77)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144279
Cataloging source
BKX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Bernette G
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.F75234575
LC item number
No 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
No more-- (Bernette Ford)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ducks
  • Toilet training
  • Ducks
  • Toilet training
  • Ducks
  • Toilet training
Target audience
primary
Label
No more diapers for Ducky!, Bernette Ford and Sam Williams
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
ocm64560151
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781910126004
Lccn
2006298961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781905417087
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64560151
Label
No more diapers for Ducky!, Bernette Ford and Sam Williams
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
ocm64560151
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781910126004
Lccn
2006298961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781905417087
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64560151

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