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By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute suspense tale with twist; great Halloween read-aloud.

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This delightful story in verse is effectively suspenseful but not truly scary. The rhymes are fresh and clever and move the action along, making it a perfect read-aloud book. The evocative illustrations are a great combination of dread and excitement, comedy and camaraderie. Pictures of Duck fleeing from the farmer's kitchen across the barnyard, through the chicken coop, and atop Pony to the shed while carrying a platter full of teetering stacks of donuts keep things exciting but light in tone.

Book Details

  • Author: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Publication date: July 26, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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