Despite initial appearances, a regular duck and a flamboyant bird have a lot in common.
Bizzy, an avowed “strange bird,” lands in Dill’s fountain with a splash, announcing they could be friends if he were an “odd duck.” Dill confirms he’s just an “ordinary duck,” but when Bizzy tells him an odd duck would ride bicycles with her, he jumps on a unicycle. When Bizzy suggests Dill could lunch with her at the pretzel stand if he were an odd duck, he treats her to lunch at the hot dog stand. When Bizzy wants Dill to fly loop-the-loops with her, he executes his own swoops. When Bizzy wants Dill to yodel, he quacks. When she wants him to boogie, he does his duck dance. When she invites Dill to balance bagels on his bill, he juggles peanuts. After a sensational, fun-filled day together, Dill eventually concludes he may be a “tiny bit” odd, while Bizzy decides Dill may just be “extra-ordinary.” Rendered in black lines and a perky palette of aqua, red, and yellow, the comic, action-packed illustrations capture the extravagant antics of one amazing duck and one equally amazing bird from dramatic visual perspectives.
Not-so-opposites attract in an exuberant, eccentric tale of emerging BFFs. (Picture book. 4-8)