Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Duck at the Door

In Duck at the Door, a curious duck named Max decides not to migrate, but to stay and experience the season of winter and quickly regrets this decision. Emmy had her first real experience with winter this past Christmas when we spent the holiday in Denver, Colorado. Unlike Duck, she absolutely loved the cold and snow! I enjoyed watching her explore and especially loved the look of absolute joy on her face.Ms. Urbanovic began drawing characters and telling stories before she could read. In her family, the art of telling a good story---especially a humorous one-- was highly prized. As you can see in the illustration above, Jackie's illustrations are full of warmth and personality.

Duck at the Door is the first book in the series by Ms. Urbanovic. The other two, Duck Soup and Duck and Cover, are just as delightful as the first. All are filled with humor and whimsy.

Reading books with subtle humor is something that I am really beginning to enjoy with Emmy. She is just starting to understand these bits of humor. Her comment is almost always, "Why?" which I most often do not have an answer to, but I try.

Two of Jackie's books, Duck at the Door and Duck Soup, are being featured in the Kohl's Cares for Kids program for just $5.00 each. 100% of the profits goes to support children's health and education initiatives. They are also featuring the cutest plush duck! What a great way to add to your home library.

Happy Quacking - I mean - Reading!

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