eBook Review: One Duck Stuck

Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman’s One Duck Stuck is another wonderful storytime book, and it transfers very well to the eBook medium.  Repetitive text wears on adult ears after awhile, but Little J chimed in every time a new animal said “We can! We can!”

You know what they say about young children: “repetition is good, repetition is good, repetition is good!”

Cute illustrations, good rhythm and a funny twist at the end make this a sophisticated read for little ones, and caregivers can be happy with the inclusion of numerals and onomatopoeia. The narrator is quite animated and makes good use of her sibilants.

I thought there was too much of a time gap in the narration between the main text and the secondary text; you feel like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop until “Help! Help!” begins.

*****Spoiler Alert*****
Best part of the book?  The “SPLUCK!”

Posted on December 2, 2011, in Android, eBook, Review, TumbleBooks. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Repetition is good for little ones but poor, poor parents. Look, alliteration. At least I have faith I can read this book for my neices and nephews.

  2. Yes! This is a good one. Spluck!

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