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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) (2012)

by Mo Willems

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Right in line with the rest of this series. This book plays well to diologic reading and can be enjoyed by both young and old pre-readers.

Toddler - Preschool
  sacnate | Jul 30, 2014 |
Another cute one from Mr. Williams! My children and I enjoyed this one greatly. Easy for late Kinder-gardeners, and early 1st graders.
Pidgin loses his temper in this one, and duckling handles the situation with the right amount of politeness. ( )
  wickedshizuku | May 12, 2014 |
In my opinion, this is a delightful children’s book. Mo Willems is an author/illustrator I hadn’t heard of prior to this semester, and I enjoyed reading some of his books. “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” is likeable for many reasons. First, one of the most attractive qualities of this book is the characters, who are full of personality. For example, The Duckling is a small, quiet, seemingly reserved character with an adorable, juvenile disposition. The Pigeon, on the other hand, is somewhat of a “loose cannon,” and he tends to act on his emotions: “Sometimes I ask for a hug. Or I’ll ask for one more story! I can’t count the times I’ve asked for my own personal iceberg. I ask to stay up late! Oh yeah, I’m the asking-est pigeon in town! But do I get what I ask for? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” This hilarious rant delivered by the Pigeon is accompanied by cute, childlike illustrations that show personality and movement, as the Pigeon works himself up, which introduces another example of the likeable characteristics of this story. The illustrations are simple and hand-drawn in crayon, with a pastel selection of colors. Even the text in “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” is drawn with crayon, and the Pigeon’s dialogue is in text bubbles, while the Duckling’s speech is written smaller, in a different front, and connected to his character by using lines. There is one part in the story, part of it quoted above, where the Pigeon has an outburst and the text and illustrations are broken up into squares, four squares to a page. This formatting is attractive and unique, but in my opinion, it also helps the reader to understand that Pigeon is upset, talking quickly, and venting. My most favorite feature of the book is the way Mo Willems used a simple plot about a cookie to portray such an important message. The big idea of this endearing picture book is two-fold: first, it is important to consider the alternatives of a situation before allowing oneself to become upset. Secondly, it is good to be a supportive friend and share what you have with others. ( )
  kbrash1 | Apr 26, 2014 |
Be Happy with what you have.
  JCBest | Feb 6, 2014 |
Be Happy with what you have.
  JCBest | Feb 6, 2014 |
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Funny little book that clearly demonstrates dialogue.  Duckling "politely" asks for a cookie and gets it.  Pigeon feels cheated; he ask for all kinds of things and doesn't get any of them.  Duckling patiently listens as Pigeon rants and raves about how unfair it is Duckling got a cookie, a cookie with nuts, but he didn't!  Then Duckling says she could just give the cookie to Pigeon.  Wow, Pigeon says how nice Duckling.  Then Duckling simply and politely ask for another cookie, without nuts!
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Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

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