Saturday, December 28, 2013
"Duck! Rabbit!" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld
This is one of the best children's books out there for kids with active imaginations. It is illustrated in such a way that it could be a duck, or maybe a rabbit. No, pretty sure it's a duck. Well... I don't know. It's a Duck! Rabbit! The book is told in such a way that it is best if read by two people, or by someone who is capable of doing voices (so, not me) because it is two unseen characters arguing over whether there is a duck or a rabbit. Finally they come to a conclusion, only to be greeted by another creature that can be mistaken for something else.
This book really is brilliant. It is very simple without detailed illustrations or many words but that it part of it's charm. It's a great way of introducing kids to optical illusions. It's also a great book for performance, whether at a family gather with lots of kids or with a story time group. It is hilarious to watch two people "argue" while reading this book to a group of little ones. A good book to have on hand if there will be kiddos (and adults willing to read) around for the holidays.