Monkey and Duck Quack Up!

by Jennifer Hamburg and Edwin Fotheringham

Monkey wants to enter a rhyming contest to win a three-day cruise, but is frustrated... read more

Monkey wants to enter a rhyming contest to win a three-day cruise, but is frustrated by his teammate, Duck, who only says “Quack!” To practice, Monkey begins some free-style rhyming: “High! Fly! Sky! Cry! Eat a spicy pizza pie! Tie a tie. Be a spy, Say hello and wave good—” “Quack.” Monkey’s dilemma is laid out in a pattern that young children will pick up immediately so that they can participate (either as Duck or as Monkey’s dream team member). Finally Monkey comes up with a solution for their performance: “Rack! Sack! Plaque! Track! ...” and Duck, of course, is the star of the show. Comical cartoon illustrations perfectly complement the silly humor of a book that’s sure to be a story-time crowd pleaser. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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