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Duck & Goose Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-07-25 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 276 user ratings
ISBN:0399557466
LANGUAGE:English

"Duck and Goose discover a large spotted "egg" in a field and get into an argument over who found it first. Eventually they decide to care for it together and spend time sitting on it to keep it warm and planning how they will raise the baby chick that hatches. While they wait, they teach one another how to honk and quack and become friends. A little bluebird asks if she can play with them and after scaring her off with the serious responsibility of their endeavors, they realize their egg isn't an egg at all.

Duck and Goose are adorable and determined little water fowl, and kids will relate to their sharing dilemma. A good story about friendship, although it would have been nice if their play could have involved the bluebird as well.
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This is a heart-warming, yet funny, story about a duck and a goose who squabble over their discovery.
"...what is that?" asked Duck.
"It's a big egg, of course," said Goose.

The dialogue between Duck and Goose is authentic and hilarious that you can't help but fall in love with these characters. These apparent strangers eventually come to terms with their shared responsibility of caring for the egg. Throughout the process, their relationship flourishes. But instead of two budding friends, they end up sounding like first-time parents. This is a book that will delight both children and parents. And even if the story is predictable, it still offers a sweet and satisfying ending that'll inspire you to read it over again.

Duck and Goose by Tad Hills is sure to please everyone young and old.
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"Best friends Duck and Goose found an "egg" and started squabbling over who owned it. Eventually they begin to take care of the egg by sitting on it together to keep it warm. They start to imagine all the things they will teach the baby when it hatches. All of these dreams are cut short when bird comes along and inadvertently points out their error.

I love these two characters and Hills' artwork and stories. I first found the board book versions of them, and my granddaughter loves those. She just turned three and this offers more of her favorite characters and more of a story than the board books she started with. What is wonderful about these stories is that these two best friends are quite different and often but are always able to bridge the differences and that they really care about each other.
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"My four-year-old son picked this book out from our local library today.

I remember when this book was added to the library where I was working as a children's librarian. My colleagues and I fought over who would get to use this book first, not unlike Duck and Goose and their "egg". I didn't win, but I used the book for another story time later in the year.

Some of the language in the text was a bit above my son's level, so I had to adapt it a bit, but he still got the story. He still laughed at the silly goose and the odd duck. And I loved anew that the blue bird, the solver of their dilemma and the knower of facts, was a female.

The artwork in this book is absolutely adorable. Even if some of the text was a bit beyond my son's grasp, the illustrations more than made up the difference.

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" Adorable book about friendship and getting along! I love it! " said.

"Reviewed by Me for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

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!
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"Duck and Goose is about a duck and goose arguing over a ball that they think is an egg. After a while of arguing, they become friends and talk about what they are going to do with the baby once it is hatched. They realize that it is a ball when the blue bird asks them if he can play with their ball too. This then causes the duck and goose to discuss how they both had their doubts about the "egg".

In the book Duck and Goose, Tad Hills brings the book alive with his style of writing and his illustrations. The words that he uses makes the story pop off of the page by creating a story in your head even with the pictures. The illustrations are very brightly colored and matches the story very well.

My response to this book is that it is a very good book to read to children when they are not getting along. It would be a good book to use during a time where your students are being mean to each other because it shows how no matter how much you argue, if you are determined, you will figure something out.
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"An aristocratic duck and a curmudgeonly goose find an egg in the meadow.
An egg, you say? Yes, of course. It’s round.
But the children in the story circle are laughing. They don’t believe it’s an egg. Perhaps it’s the utter roundness of the item, or the utter roundness and varied colors of the spots. No matter. Stories and eggs are serious business, and I continue.
Duck and Goose each lay claim to the egg. They squabble about who is to sit on it until they end up—uncomfortably—perched on top, back to back. (My favorite line: “You are much closer to me than I am to you.”)
As the pictures show Duck and Goose sharing flowers, breadcrumbs and plans, the language changes too. “Let’s teach our baby to fly,” says Goose, reflecting the foster parents’ growing friendship.
And then it happens—Little Bird KICKS the egg because she wants to play too! A moment of revelation follows, and both Duck and Goose claim to have suspected it all along.
It’s a fun moment for all when the main characters finally catch on to what the children have known since page one—and at that point the story lady catches on, too.
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