Duck! Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit!

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By (author) Amy Krouse Rosenthal, By (author) Tom Lichtenheld

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 231mm x 13mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 11 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0811868656
  • ISBN 13: 9780811868655
  • Illustrations note: Full colour
  • Sales rank: 19,610

Product description

From author of "Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink" comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it. Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature sense of humour here - there is also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. This is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, "Duck! Rabbit!" makes it easy to agree on at least one thing: reading it again!

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, and several other children's and adult trade books.

Review quote

..".[a] modern twist on a classic form....Once youngsters solve this puzzle, they'll be clamoring for the next."-Kirkus Reviews

Editorial reviews

The art of optical illusions provides creative fodder for young guessing-game enthusiasts. In this modern twist on a classic form, two unseen characters' cheerful banter provides clues to an unknown object's identity. Each tries to persuade the other to see his or her version of the picture; their interactions' brevity provide a subtle charm. "Here, look at my duck through my binoculars." "Sorry, still a rabbit." The central character in this slight story is Lichtenheld's ink, watercolor and colored-pencil art. Two laid-back, parallel rabbit ears - or a duck's bill depending on the reader's focus - serve as the dominant image against the soft blue background, occupying the center of the composition even as its context changes. Thick black outlines perfectly complement the solid illustration within; its observant single eye seamlessly appears to look in opposite directions. The images displayed are also reflected in the endpaper's billowy clouds, providing a whimsical touch. Once youngsters solve this puzzle, they'll be clamoring for the next. Now is that a brachiosaurus or an anteater? (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews)