Duck & Goose Go to the Beachby Tad Hills Published 08 Apr 2014
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In this delightful follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose, Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. After all, why would they go anywhere when they're happy right where they are? But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck, for one!
"Duck & Goose Go to the Beach" Reviews
I love Duck and Goose books and this a delightful story about the two friends going to the beach. Great for reading one-on-one or to a group.
Loved this cute story. Pictures were adorable. A fun read for babies.
Darling book bit a bit long for the 75 in my Toddler Storytime this week. Would like to try it with preschool kiddos.
Bug loves ducks. I don’t know any toddler that doesn’t. He would watch the ducks in the park for hours if I let him. If we see almost any other bird (except owls) he will more often than not identify them as ducks. We’re also big fans of the Gossie books by Olivier Dunrea. So when I saw a book entitled Duck & Goose I thought for sure we were going to have a winner on our hands. The actual consensus is a bit more complicated.
Duck & Goose has a story line that works well for kids. Essentially Duck wants to go on an adventure and Goose wants to stay at home. Then once they get to their adventure destination, the beach, Duck isn’t enjoying himself anymore and Goose is having a great time. Addressing failed expectations and being hesitant in the face of new experiences are both very worthwhile things to discuss with children as their lives are constantly being injected with new things. However, the story was a bit long for Bug and I ended up cutting each page down to one or two sentences.
The illustrations are adorable. Duck and Goose are so sweet as they parade around in bucket hats exploring the beach. They’re faces are so expressive that it makes it quite easy for Bug to follow along with the story even if I’m not reading it to him. I’ve found him a few times flipping through and saying our only two expressive words right now: “happy” and “Oh no!” But again he doesn’t sit through the whole story very often. I think it would be perfect for children that are a bit older (at least two-years-old).
-If you have a little one do a bit of improvisation and cut the story down otherwise they may not sit through the entire thing.
Duck and Goose are friends. One the optimistic adventure seeker and the other a pessimistic naysayer. Together, they are the perfect match. Especially when their roles seem to reverse.
Duck loves the quiet meadow where they live; everything they need is there until, on a lark, they decide to take an adventure. Past the stump and over the stream, across the fields and up and down the hills until they find the beach and all the new friends that live there.
I had never heard the term drip castle before, but what a great thing to try the next time we travel to the ocean. Basically you make a slurry of sand and water and drip one layer on top of the next until your create your own free form castle.
I found Duck and Goose Go to the Beach more of a read to instead of a read together book. Not that the reading level was too challenging, just that for some reason it worked out better that way.
This is a great end of spring, get ready for summer book. One to bring out on a relaxing day and read of the adventures of two friends and the great day that they had.
Once again best friends Duck and Goose have a great time together through their differences and through their shared love for each other. Duck wants to go adventuring and Goose is content to stay right where he is. Duck is eager to try new things and go new places. Goose thinks being safe and staying home is a good idea. Duck starts off to explore and Goose follows along. Through all of their exploring, with Duck jumping in and Goose along for the ride, they end up having a grand adventure at the beach.
I love these two characters and Hills' artwork and stories. I first found the board book versions of them, and my granddaughter loves those. She just turned three and this offers more of her favorite characters. The "paper" books offer more of a story than the board books she started with, but have the familiarity of these two friends and how the opposites deal with their differences. What is wonderful about these stories is that these two best friends are quite different and often but are always able to bridge the differences and that they really care about each other.