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Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic

Duck Soup

by Jackie Urbanovic

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This book has a good lesson that things are not always as they appear. The animals just know that something happened to the duck and they dramatically search for him. Then he turns up and it is not what the animals thought. Very entertaining book. Genre, fantasy as a duck is cooking soup and other animals rush around to find him, Media, water colors. ( )
  robe0605 | Apr 1, 2016 |
I loved this book! It is super quirky and has a great lesson to go along with it. Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic draws you in with its title and illustrations. I first assumed this story would be about duck soup, but I was wrong it was about Duck making soup. I loved its use of animals as the main characters in this book. The duck is talking to himself while adding ingredients to his special soup and when he goes missing the dog, cat, and bird rush to find him in the soup pot. Another reason this book is so great are the reactions of the other animals. They assume because he is missing, that Duck is in the soup pot. They freak out looking for him; Dakota the cat, assumes carrots are Duck’s feet. And Bebe the bird thinks small onions are Duck’s eyeballs. I feel like the big idea of this story is not to overreact. The animals in the books did so and dumped Duck’s soup looking for him. They wasted their dinner and hurt Duck’s feelings in the process because they didn't think things through first. Children can relate to this book because they don’t take the time to think things through; this book gives a good example of what happens when you overreact too quickly. ( )
1 vote EmmaBrockwell | Sep 22, 2014 |
Duck Soup, by Jackie Urbanovic, was a very cute story about a duck who thinks he is the best chief in town. One day he's making soup and decides he will get stuff out of the garden to add to the soup, his friends come into the kitchen and see his soup pot, but no duck! Duck's friends freak out and pour the soup into the sink to save their friend. The big picture in this story is to never take your friends for granted. One thing I really liked about this book was the characters. Duck, the main character was hilarious, everything he said was funny and quirky. His personality was built up very quickly and very well. Another part of the book I liked was the illustrations, this was because they were colorful and lively. I also enjoyed the illustrations, because they helped the reader understand the feelings of the characters. This leads into the writing, which I felt was well done, and was very large. The words were very precise and included large amounts of dialogue. Overall I thought this was a very cute book.
  babshe1 | Nov 25, 2013 |
The author makes me think that sometimes we may not always get what we want but we still got people to cheer us on at the end of the day. The way the words are portrayed on the pages give children to know the emotion that is wanting to be given off. The book would be good for third grade and below. ( )
  vicmelen | Nov 25, 2012 |
I love this book, I have read all the Duck books to my story time groups at my library and during class visits and the children just love, them. Duck and his friends are always good for a laugh and the illustrations are wonderful. ( )
  montse2 | Apr 14, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061214418, Hardcover)

Max the duck is cooking up an amazing soup. But what's this? A feather floating in the soup! And where's Max? Brody the dog, Dakota the cat, and Bebe the bird race about in their hilarious search for the missing Max. But remember, sometimes things just aren't as they appear.

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Maxwell Duck is trying to invent a soup that everyone will remember him for, but when he goes out to look for the missing ingredient and his friends show up, they think he has fallen into the soup.

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