August 24, 2008

Duck at the Door

The main reason I love this book is because it makes me think of one of my most favorite people in the world, my sister, Sue. She loves animals and so it reminded me of her with all the brood Irene has of puppies, kitties, birds and even a rabbit! And also what the animals might say of Sue when they hear a knock on the door late one snowy night: " LET'S GO ASK IRENE! SHE ALWAYS KNOWS WHAT TO DO."

Max, a duck who thought he might just like winter as much as spring, decided to not take off with the rest of the flock going south. "But it turned out to be COLD and very lonely." he said. So, he is taken in, (much like what my sister might have done :) and learns how to use the remote control, cook, share a bed with the St. Bernard, Brody, (yes, Sue had one of those, too, except his name was Oly!) and pretty much drive all the fellow home-sharers crazy in the process :) Just when they want Irene to have a talk with Max, his flock comes back and off he goes. The animals miss Max and realize he brought a little fun and life to the house. In the fall there is another knock at the door and whom do they hope it is? Yep. Max, but he brought the whole flock with him! "Everyone looked at Irene, hoping she would say something. But all she could say was "Welcome Home!"

A fun book with soft, cartoon-like illustrations. A great find for the animal lovers all ages!

View "Duck at the Door" at

1 comment:

Steph said...

What a cute book, Abbi would definitely love this one. I wish our library was as awesome as yours!