A humorous and ironic look at building friendship on your own terms
Duck and Penguin are not friends, despite what Betty and Maud might have you think. They do not want to swing together, build sandcastles together, and they certainly do not want to play baby dolls together! Friendship is a choice, and being forced to play with someone you haven’t chosen isn’t always fun. Duck and Penguin will let you know when they’re ready to be friends, thank-you-very-much.
This laugh out loud tale about the secret world of toys from author-illustrator Julia Wolf makes the perfect read-aloud with a relatable topic and hilarious illustrations that will have children begging for multiple reads.
“The energetic, expressive, and childlike illustrations will elicit chuckles…incorporated onomatopoeic words reinforce their displeasure…. the toys bring the point home.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The text is keenly funny…kids will snicker at the crayon-like lines that are the hilarious and furious eyebrows of Duck and Penguin as they’re subjected to activities they dislike. This readaloud is pure whimsical fun.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
F&P: I, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Friendship, Play Dates, Conflict Resolution, Identity
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION/Social Themes/Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play