Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What is Chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas - ESSENTIAL

Thomas, Jan  What is Chasing Duck?  EARLY READER Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.  $9.99  Content: G.  

Duck is frantically running away from something and when Sheep, Donkey and Dog ask Duck what is chasing him they imagine a frightful creature.  When Dog finally makes them stop running and face their fears an adorable squirrel is simply trying to return Duck’s turnip that he dropped.  When squirrel leaves he drops an acorn and the four animals start to chase him to return his treat.  

This book is adorable with bright illustrations and easy to read dialogue.  Young readers love to read animals sounds and this book has those as well.  The moral of the story is to face our fears and this simple story does a great job teaching that idea.  

PRE-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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