I wish that I had duck feet. Mostly because I liked it as a child. The Dr. Seuss books that make up names to get things to rhyme seemed like cheating when I was small, and got no less irritating over the years. This one has a story about normal schoolchildren with nothing made up just to get the rhyme. It's about a boy wanting various animal parts to make his life better: duck feet, elephants nose, deer horns etc. As he thinks about it each part has a drawback, and eventually he decides he just wants to be himself (a moral ending that pleases me as an adult)
For such a short simple book there's a lot in it: there's rivalry with "Big Bill Brown" running through the whole thing, sucking up to teacher, frustration with doing the chores, wanting to please Mother & repeatedly getting told off for messing up the house.
I guess it's got all the attractions of easy vocabulary, rhythm and rhyme that are typical of Seuss, and there is a lot of imagination in it, but it's about real children not wierd made up creatures.
I bought this for my daughter and then found my Mother had saved my childhood copy to give her, so now we have one at home and one to read at Grandma's.
Cat in the Hat.... my nursery children love it. They also love 'Green Eggs and ham'. After reading it we have green eggs and ham for snack the next day (use green food colouring) and they're incredulous!