This Duck and That Duck are trying to make sense of their Big Puddle and the ever-changing world around them. And we can’t help but root for them as they learn to swim (“‘How do you know?’ That Duck asked. ‘It just feels like swimming,’ This Duck answered.”) and dip and dunk, and then to run and hop and fly. Once the restless itching sets in, they know it’s time to fly South, wherever that is. By paying attention to others that are “Like us, only not us,” these two duck friends do so much more than just waddle in a line. A kindhearted ode to figuring things out. Ages 3–7.— Michelle
This Duck and That Duck were the best of friends. They did everything together but sometimes two ducks just isn’t enough.
When This Duck declares that he wishes there were Other Ducks around so they could waddle in a line (a very ducky thing to do), That Duck is quite confused.
That is until This Duck and That Duck go swimming, look down, and finally meet The Other Ducks.
Unfortunately, The Other Ducks never seem to come out of the water! Oh how This Duck and That Duck wish The Other Ducks would waddle outside the big puddle with them. But it’s getting colder and their feathers are starting to itch for warmer weather.
Will these best friends ever find their companions?
Join This Duck and That Duck in this witty and heartfelt tale as they discover the world around them.
*"A marvelous portrayal of the humor and uncertainty surrounding growth—and the comfort in having a fellow traveler."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"The slightly addlepated patter proves endearing, and the watercolor-and-pencil drawings combine comic exaggeration and intricate, evocative textures to wonderful effect."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This charming story explores friendship, curiosity, and nature."—School Library Journal