Duck at the Door

My 12-year-old daughter went through my pile of picture books to read before I could, so I asked her which book was her favorite.

Duck at the Door, Mom,” she told me. “It’s so funny!  The duck comes back, with his whole flock!”

She was right.  Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic is funny.  Irene is the only human living with a whole herd of animals in a big, old farmhouse.

One cold, winter day, there is a knock at the door.  Everyone wonders who it could be. They open the door to discover a duck, Max!

The whole house is enthralled with the new animal. But as winter progresses, the duck starts annoying everyone.  They all look to Irene to give Max a talking-to.

But before she can, the duck announces he’s returning to his flock for the spring and summer.  Everyone is so relieved, and enjoy the respite from the demanding duck.

But before long, they are all bored and missing Max.  Will he return?

Well, if you were paying attention, you know the answer to that question!

Urbanovic pairs her fun story with equally enjoyable and colorful illustrations.

Recommended for ages 6 months – 5 years.

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