Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Review: The Duck Song

Author: Bryant Oden
Illustrator: Forest Whaley
Publisher: Flinders Press
Ages: 3-8
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5 Stars

The Duck Song book tells the comical story of a persistent duck who pleads for grapes at the most unlikely of places: a lemonade stand. Play the CD that comes with the book, and sing the story as your child reads along. Adults and children alike will delight in listening to the music and reading this book again and again.

The free music CD titled The Duck Song and More Fun Songs has 12 original songs featuring the hits Lazy Saturday Afternoon, I Got A Pea, Honey Bear, The Duck Song #2, and more!

About the author: Bryant Oden is a well-loved composer of over 70 children's songs. The Duck Song has consistently remained near the top of Itune's charts for children's songs.

About the illustrator: Forrest Whaley was only 14 years old when he animated the music to The Duck Song, turning the song into an international sensation. With over 11 million views, fans of the YouTube video can now own their own talking duck book and music CD.

My children loved this book!

The Duck Song comes with a CD that has 12 children's songs on it. The first song on the CD is "The Duck Song". Children can read/sing along in the book as the song is sung! My daughter nearly wore this CD out yesterday listening to it over and over.

The music is funny and upbeat and my kids love it! I think I nearly have "The Duck Song" memorized because they keep playing it over and over again. "Got any grapes?" has been stuck in my head all day.

The illustrations are simple, colorful, bright and bold.

The Duck Song would make a great gift book for a young child.
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