Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Duck Song / Review

Author: Bryant Oden
Illustrations: Forrest Whaley
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 31 pages
Publisher: Flinders Press;
1st edition (September 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0984395598

Book Description:

A determined duck pleads for grapes at the most unlikely of places: a lemonade stand. The story and song in this comical, musical picture book will delight both adults and children, who can play the song aloud with the touch of a button on the cover while learning important lessons about persistence and compassion. A music CD featuring 12 original children’s songs is included.

About the Author
Bryant Oden is a former child care counselor, a supervisor at a treatment center for children, and an ESL teacher at the college level. He has written more than 70 children’s songs. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Forrest Whaley directs and animates movies, with more than 115 million views to his videos on YouTube. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

My Review:
This is a delightful children's book about a duck who loves grapes, with lots of brilliant color and nice illustrations. The volume also comes with an audio CD which includes 12 original songs. This would make a great holiday gift.

(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

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