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Duck! Rabbit! Hardcover – March 11, 2009
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From author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it. Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature sense of humor here--there is also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. This is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on at least one thing: reading it again!
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Top Customer Reviews
The story's roots are in the age-old optical illusion and Tom Lichtenheld has done a fabulous job in making the image simpler and more kid-friendly while keeping it's dual element (it's a rabbit. No, it's a duck!).
Duck! Rabbit! is great fun. My kids love both the artwork and dialog.
The book has broad appeal (I thought it was fun) and it ought to appeal to children in the 3ish thru 9ish age range.
It is an Excellent Read-aloud which I think could be used as a primer: the text is large; the sentences simple.
The Accelerated Reading number for Duck! Rabbit! is a generic "1". This means that the vocabulary and syntax have been found to be at the 1st Grade level. The exact month within the 1st Grade hasn't been determined.
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I liked how this book teaches kids to look more than one way at a situation, regardless of how silly it might be. Things aren't always what they seem, and it's good to see a basic book for children explain this using a simple drawing and without over-explaining things. What you see in the sample images above is exactly what you'll get with this book, so don't expect much more out of it. I can see how some parents would be mad over seeing the same picture on every page, but I think if they showed any more of it, it'd kind of ruin the whole perspective thing, since you'd obviously see the body and that'd be a dead giveaway. At the same time, it's hard to tell if this book is going to be good for more than a couple of reads, because once you get what's going on, the book might lose its charm, and you'll be looking for another similar title. 'all depends on the person though.
For any parents looking for a different book to read to their children that also teaches them something, I highly recommend Duck! Rabbit!, but don't get mad about the lack of variety in illustrations.
No matter what age you are, it is all in you perspective how you read the book. The covers are even a laugh.
Excellent ice breaker
The old rabbit/duck illusion has been around for a long time, but the animals have never been drawn this cute before. Plus they do fun stuff that helps you see the duck vs the rabbit. It's easy to identify the duck when he has a crust of bread poised in his bill. Or is the rabbit ready to nibble the carrot stick? Shortly thereafter, we hear animal noises, quacks alternating with rabbit-like sniffing. The argument over the type gets so heated that the animal in question is scared clean away.
This is a super simple, fun twist on an old classic. Kids will have the best time debating which animal it is they see and their reasons why. I'm definitely on the rabbit side of the fence, but open to hearing the duck point of view. Our group of kids had a terrific time voicing their opinions!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is cute, meant for the younger crowd but kept my 3 year old entertained. Laid back reading in the evening type of bookPublished 14 days ago by desertgirl
We loved the different opinions of the children in the story. Lots of fun to read. Silly book thats shows how we can all see things differently. Great for opinion writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victor Arcos
Cute story. Many children will enjoy debating about the pictures and deciding if the character is a duck or a rabbit.Published 2 months ago by Cabby
This is such a cute book! I bought it for my 4-1/2 year old for Christmas and I just know he is going to love it!Published 2 months ago by Stefanie
This book is one of my all time favorites. I am ordering this as book number two because number one was read to "death". My grandson is autistic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Terri davis
Who is right when it's your point of view? Great conversation from it all for all ages. Enjoy. Loved it.Published 2 months ago by Barbara G F
lots of fun if your partner with someone to read this book aloud.Published 2 months ago by E. Lines