Duck, Duck, Moose

12 Sep


Duck, Duck, Moose! written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones (2014)

Duck and Duck are so neat, organized, polite, mannerly…  Moose, not so much!  Duck and Duck spend all morning cleaning the house, Moose crashes through the wall wrecking the table they have just set. Duck and Duck work at creating pieces of art, Moose falls splattering paint and destroying the statue. Duck and Duck hang balloons and bake a cake, Moose is ordered to leave the house. Duck and Duck hang the banners, wrap the gifts, make the punch… but where is Moose?

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen writes a two-word simply perfect picture book. Children will love the rhythm of the familiar playground game transposed in this funny and touching story of a clumsy misguided Moose and the Ducks who love him!

Noah Z. Jones adds the details of this almost-wordless picture book. Even without knowing how to read, preschoolers can follow along and retell the story to themselves without missing a thing!

I so admire writers and illustrators who work together to tell a whole story! I couldn’t help but feel sorry for poor Moose. His tears broke my heart… and the Ducks’ love for him melted it. This is definitely one for my bookshelf!

7 Responses to “Duck, Duck, Moose”

  1. writersideup September 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM #

    Juliana, Sudipta is definitely one smart lady and a very talented PB author, for sure 🙂 What a publishing “miracle” it is when the right illustrator is picked for a manuscript! 😀


    • Juliana Lee September 20, 2014 at 12:12 AM #

      For sure! They really packed a lot of meaning in just two words!


  2. S.J. Butler September 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM #

    I am a fan of Noah Z. Jones. Many years ago, I mistakenly spelled his name in a book review as “Norah Jones” and he sent me a funny email notifying me of the mistake. One thing I love about publishing my own website is that I can fix these things instantly. Thanks. for the book review.


    • Juliana Lee September 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

      Thanks for dropping in S.J. I’m glad I’m not the only one making embarrassing mistakes, and yes, I do love the ease of correction! Your story lets me know what I already suspected, that Noah Z. Jones must have a very generous and happy heart!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Patricia Tilton September 14, 2014 at 3:16 PM #

    Another entertaining book. Like that children can tell the story in their own words.


    • Juliana Lee September 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM #

      Yes, Pat. With just two basic words, and lots of illustrated action and feelings, little ones can tell the story themselves. My granddaughter loves it! 🙂



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