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Duck & Goose [Paperback]

Tad Hills
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5 July 2007
Duck and Goose find an egg. “Who does it belong to?” they ask. Duck says it is his because he saw it first. Goose says it is his because he touched it first. Little by little they agree that the most important thing is to look after the egg and decide to share it. But their parenting skills come to an abrupt end when a little bird tells them that their egg is really a ball. Delightfully funny story with rich paintings and strong main characters, which firmly establishes the positive aspects of learning to share.

Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Boxer Books (5 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905417268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905417261
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 490,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Duck & Goose. He is a painter, actor, and obsessive Halloween costume maker who has created several books for children. Tad lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their two children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 3 April 2012
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a great story and funny one at that my 3 year old love this story and the pictures are great :P
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Kids @ Teens Read Too 26 Oct 2007
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
When young duck and goose find a large, multi-colored, spotted "egg," bickering ensues. "I saw it first," proclaims Duck. "I touched it first," smirks Goose, putting one webbed foot on the egg. As the argument continues, over whose egg it is, and who will keep it warm until it hatches, a small blue bird looks on.

When the dust settles and feathers are unruffled, both Duck & Goose are atop the egg. As time passes, their arguments end, and they both begin to think of what they'll teach "their" little baby. "I'll teach it to quack like a duck," says Duck. "I'll teach it to honk like a goose," says Goose. "We'll teach it to fly," they both agree. And a tentative friendship is born.

Until that same little blue bird flies down to ask to join in their fun--asks, in fact, if she can play with their ball. "Ball?" they ask. "Well, of course we knew it was a ball. We had our doubts all along!"

This is a funny, delightful book with beautiful illustrations that any child can enjoy. A perfect bedtime story!

Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"
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5.0 out of 5 stars very true and very cute 6 Aug 2006
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My 2yr old son just loves this book, he thinks it's really funny that duck and goose think the football is an egg. The text is a little long in some places but i just shorten it for him. The pictures are large and bright and very expressive. It has a gentle subtle humour that helps for repetative reading. One of our favourites
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  51 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars A modern-day classic 12 May 2006
By Emily K. Paster - Published on Amazon.com
I believe that "Duck and Goose," released earlier this year, will one day enter the pantheon of classic children's picture books. It strikes just the right balance between humor and a gentle lesson about sharing and working together. Duck and Goose begin by squabbling over the soccer ball that they mistake for a large egg and end up dreamily making plans to raise their "baby" together. When a little bluebird blithely points out the obvious, Duck and Goose take their changed circumstances in stride. Duck and Goose's conversations will bring a chuckle even to the most jaded parent and the illustrations are lovely. Highly recommended by this children's lit snob.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Winsome 15 Feb 2006
By LonestarReader - Published on Amazon.com
This is a whimsical story about two young birds who argue over the ownership and care of an "egg" they find. "I saw it first" -- I touched it first." The reader is immediately in on the joke because the "egg" is larger than either one of them and is perfectly round and colored white with large polka dots. Of course it is a ball but neither one of them realizes this.

The illustrations are bright and the characters' faces are so expressive. Their bickering will be familiar to children's ears as will their reconciliation in face of the truth. This book is gentle fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a nice book with a good lesson. 20 Mar 2006
By Zelda Quackenbush - Published on Amazon.com
I read an advertisement for this book in the New Yorker. To be brief, it said that "Olivia" loves this book and wants Duck and Goose for her birthday. I figured that if Olivia likes it, my daughter would, too. I don't know if my daughter gets all of the humor yet (she's 2 1/2) but she seems to enjoy it anyway. It's a really nice story about sharing -- great lesson for a pre-schooler. And, I am partial to the cheerful illustrations. I recommend this book. You will be happy with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kids will love this book 12 Jan 2007
By JDS - Published on Amazon.com
Parents and kids alike will love this book. It has so many hidden lessons like cooperation, friendship, sharing, tolerance and the power of persuasion. It also is great to read to a group because it has an element of suspense and surprise. Great illustrations.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet bedtime reading 3 Feb 2006
By Vicki Jeppesen - Published on Amazon.com
What a wonderful, simple, splendid book! The art work is fabulous! And the characters express the same phrases, expressions, and feelings that toddlers do. Very sweet!
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