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PEEP AND DUCKY by David Martin


From the Peep and Ducky series

by David Martin & illustrated by David Walker

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: Feb. 12th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5039-1
Publisher: Candlewick

A new easy-to-read friendship tale is sure to resonate with “lucky, lucky, lucky” preschoolers everywhere.

When Peep goes to the playground with his mommy and runs into Ducky and his daddy, the result is definitely lucky. In gentle rhyming verse, the two encounter the usual highs and lows of playground adventures. A trip down the slide might end in a sore bummy, but a little tickle makes everything better. Likewise a small tiff over a bucket might break it in two, but good friends always know how to make up with each other. After a long bout of play, it’s time to go home, but the two don’t whine, promising instead to play together another time. The couplets make for easy reading, their sing-song quality lending them to large crowds or one-on-one interactions with equal ease. Likewise, the buoyant mixed-media art neatly complements the up-tempo tone. Cute without being cloying, these pudgy feathered stand-ins for child readers are bound to entice small listeners to clamor “Again” when the story’s done. 

As soft and refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade, and twice as sweet. (Picture book. 2-6)