Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    Um livro muito divertido que o meu filho mais novo adorou ler, com diálogos simples, excelentes para quem começou agora a dar os primeiros passos na leitura Childrens, Memoir Meghan Markle read this to me in a video on instagram so technically.... this goes on the read shelf😏 Childrens, Memoir 5 STARS FOR CONCEPT, THREE FOR EXECUTION. Love the concept of this story! I think I was just expecting a bit more. Would have been fun to see a variety of animals like the duck/rabbit doing various things, but I still feel this is a really important story to share with kids--shows how we can have different perspectives on an issue and there is not necessarily a right and wrong involved.

    I still prefer a book from my childhood, called It Looks Like This with a variety of mice looking through holes in the barn, from the roof, the door, the window, and each catching a different view of the cow therein and each insisting that HIS drawing of the cow is the correct one. But, I think that is long ago vanished into out-of-print land. Childrens, Memoir A big hit at preschool storytime! This humorous book is a great introduction to ideas of perspective, point of view, even optical illusions. We took a vote based on the cover on whether the picture was a duck or rabbit, and then periodically re-voted throughout the book. Childrens, Memoir Creative! Is it a duck or a rabbit? Childrens, Memoir

    This New York Times  bestselling children's book is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side.

    From the award-winning team of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor here; there's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument.

    ENGAGING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING: Children will love the fun story based on the classic duck/rabbit visual puzzle, while parents will appreciate the book's lessons about differing points of view and right versus wrong.
     
    INCREDIBLE TALENT: Amy Krouse Rosenthal's award-winning children's books radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting, according to the New York Times . Her 30+ books for kids include I Wish You More and Yes Day! , both illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, and Dear Girl , Little Pea ,  Little Hoot ,  Little Oink , and Spoon . Tom Lichtenheld is a prolific creator and has illustrated many bestselling favorites, including Steam Train, Dream Train and several titles in the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series.
     
    RAVE REVIEWS: This bestselling book has earned multiple starred reviews. Highlights include:
    The snappy dialogue makes for fine read-aloud. Duck? Rabbit? As kids will readily see, it depends on how you look at it.— Publishers Weekly , starred review
    How cute is this? Really, really cute.— Booklist , starred review
     

    Perfect for: Duck! Rabbit!

    12 April 2009

    Highly recommended for preschool age. Crazy fun. Also, fun for those who are not preschool age.

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    7 March 2013

    Youngest kid and I had fun with this. It's interesting the way one's perception toggles back and forth with the text. Excellent optical illusion, and yet, so simple.

    Library copy. Childrens, Memoir Long ago, I first saw this cartoon, inspired by a Victorian optical illusion, and saved it as a favourite.


    There can be no peace until they renounce their Rabbit God and accept our Duck God.

    In recent years, I've become especially fond of it, as a timely message to counter the entrenched and divisive politics in many parts of the world, including my own (Brexit, for example). It doesn’t apply where one person is arguing that 2+ 2 = 5, but it’s a simple and useful reminder that on many issues, opposing opinions are at least partly a matter of perspective, rather than one being totally right and the other totally wrong.

    I read this book because, a couple of days ago, I saw a video filmed by Prince Harry, in which Meghan reads it to their son, HERE. It’s for the charity campaign #SaveWithStories, which seeks to provide food and learning resources to children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

    I’m not a royalist (but I'm not an abolitionist until there is a clear, viable alternative, that is better) or follower of celebrities, but I thought the video was sweet, and the choice of book, showing the funny ambiguity of the duck/rabbit, with bold and simple illustrations, was especially apt in these fraught times.

    I might have forgotten about it, but the next day, I saw on Twitter that some other author, who I’ve never heard of, was trashing the whole thing and accusing Meghan of being unmaternal and merely acting the role of a mother. I am aware of the huge amount of vitriol spewed at Meghan, often for doing the same things Kate is praised for. I've no idea what sort of mother she is, if she's good or bad for Harry, or the wisdom of posting the video when they’re also asking for privacy. But I do think it’s sad to see such mudslinging, especially in the context of a delightful book.

    When pandemic social-distancing means we can’t shake hands, let’s offer metaphorical ones, especially to those who see the “wrong” animal in a simple drawing.


    Our blessed homeland compared with Their barbarous wastes - by Tom Gauld Childrens, Memoir A fun picture book with the theme that this drawing could either be a duck or a rabbit. For me it has to be a rabbit, if it were a duck the eye is just too far away. Nice to read it and form your own opinions.

    Read on open library Childrens, Memoir This is like reading a PG version of a Goodreads comment thread... except that people concede that the others may have had a point!

    It's a quick read. The strength of the book really lies in its premise. The illustrations aren't all that impressive; they're not something that would make me pick the book up again, in any case.

    Duck! Rabbit! is fine as a novelty, but it isn't especially interesting. I'd recommend checking it out from the library before you buy; it might be a little unsatisfying for some people. Childrens, Memoir Featured in grandma reads session. . .

    This picture book is all about visual clues and what your brain tells you is on the page. It is great fun to see little children, or any human seeing it for the first time. . .as there is an actual beat that happens before that second possibility is admitted. There is a first seen right away, and when you watching them you can see when they either see it themselves or hear the whispers of others about a second possibility and override their brain and see the second for themselves. Children who have read the book love to watch each other. There is something magic about seeing someone get something that is trying to be communicated. Magic. In that moment is hope that there really is good stuff out in the ether waiting for us to get. Mmm.

    A delightful read for my crew. The youngest loved the book. The olders loved the youngers loving the book. It was a delightful moment to be part of, all thanks to the clever author and illustrator.

    5 stars. Or is that a starfish? Childrens, Memoir

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