The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

by Mo Willems

“Hey! How did you get that cookie!?” The pigeon is back, this time lamenting... read more

“Hey! How did you get that cookie!?” The pigeon is back, this time lamenting his lack of a cookie. The duckling has a cookie—it even has nuts!—and it turns out getting it was as simple as asking. “Politely,” the duckling points out more than once. “I ask for things ALL THE TIME!” the pigeon responds, launching into an impassioned catalog of the many things for which he has asked but not received. Mo Willems once again makes it all look so easy, evoking intense emotions—and great humor—with dialog and skillful strokes of his artist’s pen in another hilarious outing for the pigeon. In the end, the pigeon is satisfied at last. So, too, is the duckling, which gives the pigeon the cookie with nuts and asks for another one—without them. (Ages 3–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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