Duck, Duck, Moose (Hardcover)
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Duck, Duck, Moose! Where is Goose? Help four friends search for Goose in this laugh-out-loud rhyming picture book from Geisel honor winner Mary Sullivan, perfect for reading aloud and for fans of I Yam A Donkey and The Bad Seed.
Duck, Duck, and Moose are playing a quiet game of cards when their friend comes running to ask: Where is Goose?
Duck, Duck, and Moose search high and low and get directions from some barnyard friends, but Goose is nowhere to be found. Calm, calm, calm, their friend tells them. Don't freak out. But what are they to do when the day draws to a close and they are snuggling up for bed with no glimpse of Goose?
This goofy, kinetic story is as fun as the original Duck Duck Goose game itself.
About the Author
Mary Sullivan spent a great deal of time drawing in her formative years. Though she received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, she considers herself a self-trained illustrator. Ms. Sullivan has shown her work at galleries and coffees shops in Dallas and Austin. She channels her considerable creative energy into projects for Highlights for Children, Scholastic, Innovative Kids, School Zone, Oxford Press U.K., Pearson and many more. Her first picture book for HMH, Ball, was a 2014 Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
"In the hands of master of verbal craftsmanship Mary Sullivan, this story becomes a snappy verse narrative....The result is a beginning reader that turns its restrictions into fodder for play, with the repetitions easing the read while ramping up the silliness, and spare, simple word choice (“Jump, jump, jump!”) contrasting with goofy sound effects (“BAM! BONK! THWACK!”) and the occasional comic turn of phrase (“DON’T FREAK OUT!” cries the moose, clearly freaking out)....youngsters just starting out on the decoding trail will relish the frenzied hilarity in ridiculously restricted format."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This amusing book with a rhyming text delivered via repeating words and sentences will delight young children. Words like bonk, thud, thwack, and quack liven up the text and encourage readers to say the words out loud as the action develops.... This effusive book is an ideal read-aloud, but children will quickly feel comfortable attempting it on their own." – School Library Journal