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 Amazon.com.
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