Peep!

Category: , Themes: Animals
PEEP! A duckling attaches itself to the first thing it sees-a warmhearted young boy-in this charming book about friendship and change.
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  • ISBN: 9781561450466
  • Publication date: 01/01/2003
  • Page Count: 36
  • Size: 8-1/4″ x 7-3/4″
  • Age Range: 2-6
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  • ISBN: 9781561456826
  • Publication date: 02/01/2012
  • Page Count: 36
  • Size: 8-1/4″ x 7-3/4″
  • Age Range: 2-6
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  • ISBN: 9781682632000
  • Publication date: 08/01/2020
  • Page Count: 22
  • Size: 6-3/4″ x 5-5/8″
  • Age Range: 2-6
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  • Age Range: 2-6
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  • Age Range: 2-6
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Description

PEEP! A duckling attaches itself to the first thing it sees – a warmhearted young boy – in this charming book about friendship and change.

“[Luthardt] invests every scene with a visual and emotional depth that draws in the audience.” ―Publishers Weekly

PEEP! A baby duckling hatches out of its egg and attaches itself to the first thing it sees – a young boy. He follows the boy home, and soon the two are inseparable. But the duckling is growing up. And one dayQUACK! A flock of ducks flies by, and the boy realizes with a great pang of sorrow that his friend will have to return to live among its own kind. A heartwarming twist ending adds to the delight.

Kevin Luthardt’s deceptively simple story features charming, colorful illustrations along with humor, emotion, and limited text to tell a special tale of friendship, change, and the importance of learning to let go of something you love.

Also from Kevin Luthardt:
Flying!
Larabee
When Edgar Met Cecil

Author/Illustrator

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Kevin Luthardt

Author

Kevin Luthardt is the author-illustrator of several books, including Larabee, Peep! and Flying! He is an artist and muralist whose work appears in galleries and other venues. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He lives in Illinois.

Reviews

“[Luthardt] invests every scene with a visual and emotional depth that draws in the audience.” ―Publishers Weekly

“The flat, full-bleed illustrations have well-defined lines, and the art conveys a lot of feeling in its simplicity. The somber colors suit the tale, which is both bittersweet and heartwarming.” ―School Library Journal

“Luthardt does a lot with a little in this delightful book starring a little duck.” ―Booklist

“The book’s strength is the directness and speed with which art and minimal text tell the story. Pastel and mixed-media illustrations are on colored paper, which imparts warmth and a pleasing texture.” ―The Horn Book Magazine

“This book is a bright introduction to the pleasures of a picture book.” ―A Page in a Book

Awards

Children’s Choices ―International Reading Association, Children’s Book Council, 2004

Illinois Reads (Ages 0-4) ―Illinois Reading Council, 2014

More Details

F&P: GRL E, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Change, Friendship, Pets
BISAC 1: JUV002040 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2: JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
BISAC 3: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship

Books By Kevin Luthardt