A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Baby Duck doesn't like her new glasses, a predicament many children share. But Grampa cheers her up in the joyful last pages of the adequately written and illustrated book.
Is It Any Good?
This is a nice book and a good read-alone for 5- and 6-year-olds, though it's not a very exciting read-aloud; this has to do partly with the topic, which may not appeal to toddlers. The oversize format and the colorful watercolors convey the duck's expressions, particularly when Grampa and Baby Duck look at each other's eyeglasses, beak to beak.
Amy Hest and Jill Barton, creators of In the Rain With Baby Duck, have come back with another problem only Grampa can solve. The kindness of Grampa and the attempts of the concerned parents to cheer Baby up define this warmhearted book. Hest has captured the dynamic of the family relationship perfectly, although the writing here is less magical than in the first book.
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