New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s beloved story about Little Duck’s birthday is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read!
Happy first birthday, Little Duck!
Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before—so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool—so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath—so Little Duck squishes and squashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, and shimmy shakes herself ready until...WHOOPS! It’s party picture time—and Little Duck is a big mess. No matter—it’s not something Farmer Brown’s frosted maple cake can’t fix!
This paperback edition comes with two sheets of stickers!
In this addition to the series that began with Click, Clack, Moo, it's Little Duck's birthday, and the farm animals are busy getting ready. Cronin merrily describes their preparations in repeating language ("The chickens take a dust bath to look their best. They shimmy-shake, shimmy-shake, shimmy-shake clean"), but the real fun comes as Little Duck mimics each animal, getting frizzier, dustier, and muddier in the process. Lewin adeptly portrays the story's physical comedy in swoopy mixed-media scenes that build to a "Happy Birthday to... ewww!" finale. It's goofy birthday fun that will probably have some readers shimmy-shaking and slurp-a-lurping along with the animals. Ages 4 8.