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Wednesday, March 16
Duck Duck Dinosaur
Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
My rating: ★★★★½
Date of publication: February 9, 2016
Age: 3 - 7 years
Themes: family relationships, sibling rivalry, love, dinosaurs, ducks
Three eggs in a nest begin to wiggle and wobble, until CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! It’s a duck...duck...DINOSAUR! Meet Feather, Flap, and Spike. They’re three unlikely siblings who each want to stand out. But together, they make the biggest splash!
So I've recently become quite the fan of Kallie George, what with all the Magical Animal Adoption Agency books I've been reading (book 1 & book 2), and I was pretty dang excited to see this new picture book from her. It did not disappoint! It was downright ADORABLE. George expertly captured the competitive sibling relationship and ever loving mother. Combined with the action-packed illustrations of the cute family...the book is just excellent.
It also makes for a super awesome readaloud; all the different character voices--especially Spike's lines!--are so fun. It's perfect for storytime. A touch of humor, a lot of cuteness, and altogether a great book. The half-star off is my small observation that it felt a bit formulaic (not as memorable) but really, I'd still use it.
A definite pick-up for storytime and a recommendation to try it out. Readalikes include Wolfie the Bunny and Mother Bruce.
Find it at your library or on Amazon