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Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
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Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Mo Willems

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Title:Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Authors:Mo Willems
Info:Walker & Company (2012), Paperback, 40 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:Animals, Art, Children's, Humor, Talking Animals

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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems (2012)

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It's another Pidgeon book and probably one of my favorites. In this one, the duckling gets a cookie and the pidgeon is extremely jealous and goes through all of the reasons why he should also get a cookie. The pidgeon books are hilarious and a lot of fun to read out lout to a child. The pidgeon usually speaks directly to the reader and leaves a lot of room for the reader to interact back with it. ( )
  NRedler | May 3, 2016 |
This book is a great example of a picture book/fable/fantasy because it gives really illustrations that show how the Pigeon is feeling and how the duck feels with all the different expressions that they show. It also gives lots of expressions with the wording that is in the book and makes you want to read more and shows how good manners are great to have just like for the duckling.
Media: color pencil, ink ( )
  kschindler | Mar 23, 2016 |
This is a laugh out loud book. We can all relate to people who demand that life be fair and they whine that others get what do cannot achieve. Such is the mind set of the stubborn, self absorbed pigeon.

When he spots the duckling with a cookie containing nuts, he goes nuts! Lashing into a long diatribe about all that is not fair and all that he deserves, the duckling calmly mentions that he received the cookie not by demanding, but by asking politely.

This is something alien to the mental rapport of the selfish pigeon. In generosity, the duckling gives this cookie to pigeon.

Without preaching, the duckling sets the tone of politeness, and in giving back when we are given to.

The images are sparse and clear. They are not fancy; they are simple, and they work well. ( )
  Whisper1 | Mar 12, 2016 |
I liked this book because of its simple illustrations and message. The illustrations were very simple, but perfect for the short text. Also the message in this book is important for young readers. The message of this story is in order to receive something, you (or pigeon in this book) must ask politely. For example, in the book the Pigeon says, “You asked for it…” and the duckling reply “Politely.” It shows that manners can go a long way and is important in order to get things that you want. ( )
  eranda2 | Feb 14, 2016 |
40 months - Simple, funny and talks a bit about manners too. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
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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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