Duck, Duck, Porcupine! by Salina Yoon Reviewed by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge

duck-duck-porcupineDuck, Duck, Porcupine! by Salina Yoon; illustrated by the author; Bloomsbury, 2016. 64 pages; $9.99 (hardcover); reading level: Grades K-2.

The characters in this collection of three (very!) short stories for beginning readers are Big Duck, the self-appointed boss; Porcupine, the passive worrier; and Little Duck, who says not a word but who knows, in the story A Perfect Day for a Picnic,that a little rain can be fun and in the story I Think I Forgot Somethingwhat Big Duck has forgotten, and in the story The Campoutthat marshmallows are the most important thing on Big Ducks 100-item list. The words (aside from the camping list and some sloshes,” “pecks,and pops) appear in comic book-style speech bubbles and are easy to sound out; the illustrations, digitally-created in bold colors outlined in black, seem to pop right off the pages. Proud new readers will appreciate the table of contents and the fatter-than-a-picture-book format (very grown-up!) but will also enjoy readingLittle Ducks wordless attempts to enlighten his larger friends. Simple and sturdy, this book bridges the gulf between the read to meand the I can read it myselfgenres.

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