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A Good Day for Ducks

illustrated by Noel Tuazon, by Jane Whittingham

tagged: weather, siblings, clothing & dress, art & architecture, ducks, geese, etc.
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ISBN:9781772780611
publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
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Rain is falling, and these siblings know just how to enjoy it: raincoats, rubber boots, puddle jumping, swimming ducks, and wiggling worms! A thunderstorm sends the children scrambling for home and a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe it will rain again tomorrow! From the acclaimed creators of Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is a child-centered celebration of the joy that can be found in any rainy day. Jane Whittingham's spare but sensory-laden text and Noel Tuazon's energetic and endearing illustrations are packaged in a sturdy book format with padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-heavy paper. The format is perfect for eager, little hands, while the sweet story will make even the weariest of parents nostalgic for their own puddle-jumping days.

About the Authors
Noel Tuazon was born in Manila, Philippines and has lived in Toronto, Ontario, since the 1970s. Noel studied Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Toronto and Animation at Max the Mutt. Noel's first children’s book was Sunny Bear's Rainy Day by Caryn Tate (2005), followed by the graphic novel Elk's Run by Joshua Hale Fialkov (2007). Noel also workd on storyboard revisions at Nelvana Animation for TV shows such as Grossology, Babar And The New Adventures of Badou, and Ranger Rob.
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Jane Whittingham is a librarian from Burnaby, British Columbia, and earned her Masters of Library and Information Sciences at UBC with an emphasis on children’s librarianship and literature. Much like the adventurous main character in her first picture book, Wild One, Jane loves to travel. And every time she jet-sets across the globe, Jane takes pictures of all the cats who cross her path.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
1 to 4
Grade:
p to k
Editorial Review

About A Good Day for Ducks

"This charming story captures the joy of a rainy day....VERDICT A comforting and appealing choice for storytimes and one-on-one sharing."—School Library Journal

"The simple plot, short length, and rich vocabulary make this a fine choice for toddlers just beginning to listen to real stories, but there's enough interest and action for older preschoolers as well. Just right to enjoy after a rainy-day outing..."—Kirkus Reviews

"A Good Day for Ducks would make for a good bedtime story…an excellent bridge book for those transitioning from board books to picture books."—CM Magazine

"[T]his offering is a great read aloud for preschool groups or family time. The lovely depiction of a brother and sister who are close in age, and perfect companions, heartwarmingly shows a wonderful example of being content with simply playing in the rain..."—Resource Links

"We rated this book: [5/5]...Author Jane Whittingham has written a spare text filled with onomatopoeia and lyrical writing that will charm little ones and those who read to them. The gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Noel Tuazon seem to be washed by the stormy day, and they are the perfect complement to this enchanting story. This is a sweet story children will ask for over and over."—Seattle Book Review

"Written and presented with the same sparkling liveliness as Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is the wonderfully rhythmic, sing-song tale...that a reader (and listener) cannot help but be inspired to join in on...The combination of effective, chanting-like text (perfect short length for toddlers and up to appreciate!) with lovely, soft watercolor and ink drawings makes for another great picture book from the Canadian author and artist duo."—Fab Book Reviews

"This is a book in celebration of a rainy day, of siblings, and of the fun of experience. Like Jane's previous book Wild One, this is a book about children enjoying nature."—Canadian Bookworm

"In A Good Day for Ducks...we get to embrace our inner child and spend a day in the rain...This book makes me wish for rainy spring...days."—Book Time