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BOOK REVIEW: Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins

Walker Books
March 2018
Hardcover, $24.99
Reviewed by Steph O’Connell

Picture Books

6/10

Revel in the rain with a little duckling and friends in a bright adventure from the creator of Maisy that kids will find just ducky.

Oh, goody, hooray!
It’s raining today.

When I’m feeling happy.
I say quack, quack, quack.

Ducky Duckling has so much fun in the rain! Readers will be happy to splish, splash, and paddle along with on Ducky’s adventures with a frog and a worm, a bug and a slug, some swans and some fish. But what happens when the rain stops and Ducky feels sad? Can Dad save the day and bring sunshine back into those “quack, quack, quacks”?

 

With the illustration style young readers will know well from the author’s Maisy series and other works, this is bound to jump right off the shelf into a young reader’s hands.

The story is quite light on words for younger readers, full of rhymes, and great to read together as kids can be encouraged to join in on the quacking.

While young readers will adore this story and love joining in on the quacking, there is unfortunately nothing overly amazing to mark it as unique or special. Still, it has a good message about having fun in a range of conditions, and about the fact that it’s who you hang out with, not the existence of rain or puddles, that lead to having a good time.

Stephanie O’Connell

Category: Book Reviews, Other Reviews

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