Duck! Rabbit!: (Bunny Books, Read Aloud Family Books, Books for Young Children) (Hardcover)

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Summer 2009 Kids' List

“I love Duck! Rabbit! -- a great book about looking at things from different perspectives, both of them correct!”
— Susan Richmond, Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, WA


This New York Times bestselling children's book is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side.

From the award-winning team of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor here; there's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument.

ENGAGING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING: Children will love the fun story based on the classic duck/rabbit visual puzzle, while parents will appreciate the book's lessons about differing points of view and right versus wrong.

INCREDIBLE TALENT: Amy Krouse Rosenthal's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting," according to the New York Times. Her 30+ books for kids include I Wish You More and Yes Day!, both illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, and Dear Girl, Little PeaLittle HootLittle Oink, and Spoon. Tom Lichtenheld is a prolific creator and has illustrated many bestselling favorites, including Steam Train, Dream Train and several titles in the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series.

RAVE REVIEWS: This bestselling book has earned multiple starred reviews. Highlights include:
"The snappy dialogue makes for fine read-aloud. Duck? Rabbit? As kids will readily see, it depends on how you look at it."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"How cute is this? Really, really cute."—Booklist, starred review

Perfect for:
  • Parents, grandparents, and educators
  • Fans of picture books like They All Saw a Cat, Hello Hello, Red is Best, and Where's the Duck? 
  • Gift givers looking for a fun, interactive family read aloud book

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a Chicago-based writer. She is the author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, and several other books for children and adults.

Tom Lichtenheld works as both an advertising art director and as a creator of of children's books. He has written and illustrated several books, including Everything I Know About Pirates. He has also collaborated with Amy Krouse Rosenthal on The OK Book and It's Not Fair! He lives in Geneva, Illinois.

Praise For…

"An incredible, playful children’s book about a shape that could be either one. Is it a duck or a rabbit? Kids will love it."--Drew Barrymore

A New York Times Bestseller for 9 weeks!

“The snappy dialogue makes for fine read-aloud…Duck? Rabbit? As kids will readily see, it depends on how you look at it."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Funny by any standard.”--The New York Times Book Review

"How cute is this? Really, really cute."--Booklist, starred review

“...[a] modern twist on a classic form....Once youngsters solve this puzzle, they'll be clamoring for the next."-Kirkus Reviews

“This exercise in visual perception is both a great brainteaser and great fun.”--The Horn Book

“You know when people refer to “a book for all ages?” …in [this] new picture book, the cliché proves true….Hop (or swim) and find a Duck! Rabbit! of your very own!”--BookPage

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811868655
ISBN-10: 0811868656
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: February 25th, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English