Take a trip to the beach with the beloved, classic, and New York Times–bestselling odd couple Duck & Goose!
Duck wants to go on an adventure. But Goose isn't so sure. Together, the two best friends set off on a walk that takes them through the meadow, past a shady thicket, and over a distant hill, all the way to a place they've never been before—the beach! Turns out, Goose loves the ocean. But guess who doesn't?
Praise for the Duck & Goose series:
“Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Charming, funny, simple, and surprising. . . . Hills is master of the light comic touch.” —The Boston Globe
For homebodyish sorts, traveling somewhere new can be daunting; for the adventurous, destinations don't always meet expectations. Hills uses longtime buddies Duck and Goose to make both points, as Goose's reluctance about going on an "adventure" gives way to awe when he takes in the beach for the first time ("Isn't it magnificent?"). Meanwhile, Duck, who has led the charge, is not quite as taken with the too-hot sand, daunting water, and colossal waves that send the friends tumbling head over heels in one memorable scene. Hills's oil paintings provide a breezy backdrop of grass, sand, sea, and sky for Duck and Goose's every relatable anxiety, discovery, and interaction. Ages 3 7.