Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Duck! Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Chronical Books
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6865-5
Has this ever happened to you? You're walking down the street and you think you see an eskimo but you're wrong. If so, you've experienced an optical aleutian. Optical aleutions are funny. Optical illusions are also funny. And so is Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.

Is this is a simple tale of ears or a beak? Is this a duck eating bread or a rabbit nibbling a carrot? Each double page spread shows essentially the same image of the creature with objects added to change the perspective. Kids will have great fun debating whether it's a duck or a rabbit. This book is a topsy-turvy delight.

(Personally, we think it's an altogether new beast probably related to the jackalope or turducken. But no matter if you call it a duck, a rabbit, a duckit or a rabbuck, you'll call this book fun!)

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