Frog, Duck, and Rabbit try to agree on a costume for the big parade but their clashing ideas cause an all-out name-calling battle until they finally put their differences aside and make the best costume ever.
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One of two new books about the endearing characters introduced in Duck Takes Off (1991). Here, the three are engaged in a cooperative effort: making a costume. Duck has the good idea of using wheels, but the others make fun of her skates; Frog's scooter and Rabbit's skateboard also become the butts of unfriendly teasing, which escalates until they remember their project, get to work, and construct themselves a giant crocodile costume that incorporates all three sets of wheels. Using language that can be easily read by beginners and understood by smaller children, Gretz adroitly captures the typical voices of a silly quarrel, making it so amusing that readers will enjoy the lesson. The illustrations are even more charming, the characters portrayed realistically as animals but with wonderfully expressive faces and bodies conveying subtle human feelings and interactions. In Rabbit Rambles On, also to be published in February, Duck and Frog join forces to stop Rabbit's boasting. Both are unusually well crafted and entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Three friends--Frog, Duck, and Rabbit--work together to create a costume for the big parade, but squabbling soon begins, followed by name calling and teasing. Suddenly they realize that the parade is about to get under way and they haven't started the costume. Putting their differences aside, they cut, sew, wrap and tie together a prize-winning crocodile costume, utilizing all of their ideas. This spare story conveys wisdom about friendship, quarreling, and making up without preaching. Bright expressive illustrations show anger, coyness, amusement, indignation, and satisfaction. Background details are left out; personable animals practically leap from the white pages. The simplicity of the drawings makes the book useful for preschool story times; the vocabulary is suitable for beginning readers. Humor and subtlety insure that youngsters will return to the story often. --Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1992. Book Condition: Fair. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79585459
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1992. Book Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP13453294
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0027373274I3N11
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover Illustrated Boards. Book Condition: Fair to Good; Ex-Library Copy. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair to Good. Gretz, Susanna (illustrator) (illustrator). First American Edition. Illustrated in color drawings. Ex-Library copy with commonly found imperfections, markings and removals from extended use. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 2992312
Book Description Four Winds Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. No Edition Stated. ISBN: 0027373274. Ex-library with a mylar covered dust jacket. Library sticker on spine and on front cover. Shelf wear. Tipped spine. Corners bumped. Children's book. Hard cover. 35. Bookseller Inventory # JH3283d