Peep and Ducky
Lucky, lucky, lucky! Follow two adorable friends at play in a read-aloud for the very young that trips off the tongue.
Ready, set, go! Whether you’re playing pretend games (beep, beep) or flying off the slide (ka-thump), flopping into a puddle (splish, splash) or running around a tree (“Can’t catch me!”), an afternoon at the park is so much better when your best buddy is there. Peep and Ducky share giggles and tickles and bumps in this sweet excursion from David Martin and David Walker.
Praise for Peep and Ducky
The couplets make for easy reading, their sing-song quality lending them to large crowds or one-on-one interactions with equal ease. Likewise, the buoyant mixed-media art neatly complements the up-tempo tone. Cute without being cloying, these pudgy feathered stand-ins for child readers are bound to entice small listeners to clamor “Again” when the story’s done.
This picture book, starring big yellow Ducky and small blue Peep, is tailor-made for toddlers...The text is bouncy and the mixed-media art, rendered in a cheerful palette, is muted in the background, while the foreground pops with heavily outlined characters.
In the mixed-media illustrations, the two characters are consistent in size and color, and backgrounds show a pleasant park setting.
—School Library Journal
The rhymed verse has a playfulness that echoes the birds' light rambunctiousness...It's a quiet but well-observed portrait of a budding friendship.
[T]he rhyming text is great fun to read aloud—a bonus for adults, who will be asked to read this multiple times, and who won’t mind experiencing this idyllic play date again and again.
—The Horn Book