THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? by Mo Willems
Kirkus Star

THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!?

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Everyone’s favorite grouch of a fowl returns, though the spotlight is firmly fixed elsewhere. 
  
Never content to be merely a supporting character, The Pigeon nonetheless takes a backseat in a story in which The Duckling asks for and receives a cookie with nuts. Incensed, The Pigeon proceeds to rant about the various items and impossibilities he has asked for over the years, ignoring point blank the fact that The Duckling got her cookie by asking politely. At the end of the expected meltdown, the smaller bird reveals that she only got the cookie in the first place so that she could give it to The Pigeon. Flabbergasted (“Hubba— Whaa?!?”), our hero leaves with cookie in hand, and The Duckling reveals that her seeming sainthood—she shares slyness as well as color with Tweety Bird—may be a bit of an act. Even those who think they may have tired of The Pigeon’s antics will find much to enjoy in this familiar but different outing. The importance of politeness is evident, but its delivery is not didactic in the least.  

Just as enjoyable as a read-aloud to a group or as a one-on-one lapsit, it’s a pleasure to see Willems at the top of his game, and The Pigeon suitably humbled. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 3rd, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4231-5128-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Hyperion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2012




NEW & NOTABLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: APRIL 2012:

Children GEM by Holly Hobbie
Kirkus Star GEM
by Holly Hobbie
Children SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS by Sara Pennypacker
by Sara Pennypacker
Children REMARKABLE by Lizzie K.  Foley
by Lizzie K. Foley
Children THE GREAT CAKE MYSTERY by Alexander McCall Smith
by Alexander McCall Smith

MORE BY MO WILLEMS

ChildrenI'M A FROG by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems
ChildrenA BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems
ChildrenTHAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE PIGEON FINDS A HOT DOG! by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems
ChildrenPLEASE IS A GOOD WORD TO SAY by Barbara Joosse
by Barbara Joosse
ChildrenMINE! by Shutta Crum
by Shutta Crum