Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

The Duckling gets a cookie.  Pigeon does not like this turn of events.

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems is the latest in the Pigeon series of picture books.

Like the other Pigeon books before it, this is a charmingly simple account of Pigeon's outrage and indignation that the Duckling can get a cookie just by asking politely.  The only words are dialog in speech bubbles with the figures as the only illustrations.  The lack of a background or narration highlight the wit and humor in the writing and the astounding amount of expressiveness captured in these simple line drawings of birds.  The attitude of the title is found throughout, making this a fun read-aloud for those willing to ham it up.

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? is published by Hyperion and retails for $15.99 (hardcover).  I bought my copy with my very own money.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

Mo Willems will be reading from and signing The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? as well as his other books Monday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. at the Danforth Chapel at MICDS.  This is a ticketed event.  A small amount of tickets are still available at Left Bank Books--Central West End.  If you are not able to get tickets to the event, you may still join the signing line after the talk or purchase a book to have signed in absentia by calling 314-367-6731.

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