A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there's nothing objectionable here -- and kids might even learn something about unlikely friendships. The argument between Duck and Goose never goes beyond friendly bickering as they work out who will care for the polka-dot egg.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
The richly colorful but simple illustrations complement the bouncy, humorous tone of the book. Especially fun is the pictured dispute over who will get to sit on the found egg to keep it warm. Duck and Goose wriggle around, nudging each other over on the egg much like siblings wrestling for the best seat on the couch.
Parents will find this a treat to read aloud, with funny dialogue and big bold type when Duck and Goose start hollering. A few wordy pages may have some kids fidgeting but an animated reader probably will keep them interested. Kids will identify with these birds, whose hearts are in the right places. And they will laugh at the semi-surprise ending.