Lesley Gibbes (text), Sue deGennaro (illus.), Bring a Duck, Scholastic, 1 September 2015, 32pp., $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 978 1 74362 582 8
This is an enchanting story about Pig’s birthday party to which guests are bidden to bring a duck. Bear obliges and has a wonderful time participating in duck variations of the traditional party games such as pin the tail on the duck.
Each page is superbly illustrated with amusing drawings of every imaginable type of duck, all having tremendous fun. Young children will recognize the elements that make a birthday party so exciting for the guest of honour and the party guests. There is a delightful finale when Bear decides that guests will bring an elephant to his birthday party. Highly recommended. Ages 2-5.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas