A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Kids see the characters work together to solve problems using their skills and their imagination, which comes to life through the pop-up book.
Zack and his friends tackle problems in creative ways, and their interactions are good examples of friendship. Quack's impulsiveness sometimes creates more trouble than it solves, but he usually learns a lesson from what happens.
Positive Role Models
Zack is thoughtful, exuberant, and up for any challenge, big or small. Kira is level-headed and good under pressure.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zack and Quack is an imaginative preschool series about characters in a pop-up book. Youngsters will love the adventure that awaits the pull of a tab and the turn of a page in the characters' experiences, and that sense of excitement can translate to their own enjoyment of picture books, pop-up or not. The show's unique animation style maintains the pop-up theme with angular characters and two-dimensional accessories that slip into hidden slots on the pages, so there are always surprises to be seen. Even better are the positive examples of friendship and creative problem-solving that accompany the stories.
Is It Any Good?
Never have book characters come to life in quite the same way as do pop-up figures Zack and Quack. They literally step right off the page and into the landscape of their pop-up world, where turning a page drops them in a whole new place and pulling a paper tab could reveal a new friend or present them with a difficult challenge. It's that sense of the unknown that will really appeal to preschoolers. What's more, when it comes to solving problems in their paper world, the characters use tools like glue and paper clips to fashion solutions that are within kids' realm of understanding as well.
Cleverly animated to carry the pop-up theme throughout, Zack and Quack also has the potential to ignite your kids' excitement about adventures that await them in books of all kinds. As these characters find new things to do and see with the turn of each page, so you and your kids can experience the joy of literary adventures with new and favorite books.
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