Duck, Duck, Dad? (Hardcover)
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One dog . . . SO many ducklings! In this laugh-out-loud picture book that explores the meaning of family, Ralph the dog unexpectedly becomes the new dad to a flock of ducklings, and soon realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew!
Ralph the dog enjoyed a quiet life . . . until the day he stumbles across an egg. Surely the best thing for him to do is ignore it and walk right on by. But, CRACK! The egg hatches, then and there.
What's inside? A cute and fluffy little duckling searching for a parent. And though Ralph isn't sure he wants a duckling, the duckling is definitely sure it wants Ralph! As does the very excitable, very loud, and very large flock of ducklings in the nearby field. . .
Filled with heart, hilarity, and adorably raucous ducklings, Lorna Scobie's Duck, Duck, Dad is a celebration of love and community that is perfect for all families, big and small--and fans of Mother Bruce, Harry the Dirty Dog, and Gaston.
Lorna Scobie is a London-based author-illustrator and book designer. Growing up surrounded by nature in the English countryside has heavily influenced her illustrations--her work often revolves around the natural world and animal kingdom. Lorna illustrates her work by hand, primarily using ink pens, watercolor and colored pencils. She is the author-illustrator of Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!
Praise for Duck, Duck, Dad?
"Humor that makes this picture book fun for reading aloud. [This book] captures the joy as well as the chaos when Ralph gives up his quiet life for one that’s 'full of cuddles.'" —Booklist
"Embraces a broad, inclusive definition of family." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!
"This sweet, simply told, gently humorous story will work equally well at laptime or in group reading sessions. . . The colorful, delicately winsome illustrations add touches of comic flair. . . Young bunnies will happily hop along to this one." —Kirkus
"The text is brisk and humorous on our hero’s initial distaste for sharing. . . The watercolor, pen, and colored pencil art is cheerfully loopy; the critters all have enormous eyes, informally drawn bodies, and a cozily sketchy feel." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books