Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Monday - Time for Another 2011 Colorado Children's Book Award Nominee

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

It’s a duck! No! It’s a rabbit! Actually, it’s both depending on how you look at the picture. Creative children will see both a duck and a rabbit.  Anyone who has creative children who argue for the sake of argument will identify with this book.  If you have not seen this book, you should check out the sample pages on

Just as the arguers begin to see the animal from the other’s perspective, the creature runs away and the reader sees an anteater. No it’s a dinosaur. No it’s . . .  This is definitely one of those books where the illustrations play an important role. Without them there would be no story.   This is an excellent read aloud just for fun, but can also be eased to teach children about seeing things from different points of view.

Adults are not allowed to vote for the Colorado Children’s Book Award, but if we could this one would certainly get my vote.

Recommended for Kindergarten and up.

Mrs. Archer’s Rating: 5 of 5


  1. Thanks - maybe another Christmas gift here. I'll have to look at it at Amazon before I decide if Azaria or Kara would like it.

  2. I might just buy a copy for myself. I'll be sharing it with my students after the Thanksgiving Break. I think I'll project it up onto the wall so that they can see the pictures better.

    Mrs. Archer