DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz

DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

Moose embodies Newton’s First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Moose loves his northland home, but as his pals Duck and Other Duck start packing for migration, and it looks like the North is shutting down for the winter, he agrees to accompany the ducks on their southern road trip. There he finds a place equally as enjoyable as New England. Point made: Geography is relative and home is where you make it. But the fun here is in the visuals. Start with Duck and Other Duck’s beaks being their noses (same for the chickens with which they share a traffic jam in Georgia), the autumn leaves that look like lollipops, the cockamamie cartography, the days caught in goofy tourist postcards. Then the seasons turn and the ducks get itchy feet, though Moose wants his to do nothing more than stay at rest. The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-399-24782-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2009




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