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Ducks Don't Wear Socks

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  388 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Emily is a serious girl. She enjoys serious things like bird-watching, math, and playing the cello. But one day while she?s taking a walk, Emily runs into Duck, who is anything but serious . . . ?Duck,? asked Emily. ?What are you wearing??
?Socks!? yelled Duck.
?Ducks don?t wear socks,? replied Emily seriously.
?Cold feet!? yelled Duck, and off he went.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Viking Juvenile
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This book is so adorable I want to eat it.
Duck is a lovable, cute, charming, fun character. He is so witty and inventive!
Emily is a serious girl, but meeting Duck makes her live change, makes her be more open to having fun, and LAUGHING!
The final scene is perfect, I honestly laughed out loud and I am still very happy about it :)
A little girl sees a duck wearing a different piece of clothing each day. At first she thinks its weird, because she is very serious about everything. But soon she starts to find it funny. In the end she ends up wearing a Duck suit and makes the duck laugh.
I think it is a great book for kids. Often children can become very focused on things, which can be good for them, but if they are too serious it takes the fun out of it. This book reminds them to have fun and laugh at silly t
Romanus Elangwe
This is a humorous story between "serious" Emily and Duck. Emily meets with a duck who wears socks and day after day he changes his outfits to look like an executive officer with a tie, a cowboy with a hat, boots to plow like a farmer, and underwear! Emily keeps reminding Duck each time they meet that ducks don't wear this kind of articles; but Duck always has a reason why he has those articles on. Serious Emily is amused and starts to smile each time she see Duck in the different attires. In th ...more
Nedwidek, J. and White, L. (2008). Ducks Don’t Wear Socks. Viking: Penguin Group.
Picture Book Soak. Emily is a serious girl. In the first illustration she is reading “The Big Book of Serious Things” and is wearing a scowl and an arched eyebrow. As the story progresses, Emily encounters the duck wearing increasingly silly bits of clothing - socks, a tie, cowboy hat - and a silly reason for each - “cold feet”, “big meeting”, and “late for the roundup!” And Emily learns to laugh. Colorful illustrat
Amy Musser
Emily was a very serious girl. So she is not at all amused when she sees Duck wearing socks and riding a unicycle! She informs him that, “Ducks don’t wear socks.” Duck replies, “Cold feet!” and cycles off. The next day Duck is pleased to show Emily that he’s not wearing socks, but Emily points out, quite seriously, that he’s wearing a tie. Each day Emily encounters Duck wearing a different item of clothing, a cowboy hat, boots, even underwear, until she just can’t keep a straight face anymore! T ...more
Amy Whitmer
Ducks Don't Wear Socks is about a little girl named Emily who is described as "very serious". She meets a duck who is wearing socks. Over the course of several days, Emily sees the duck wearing numerous other items of clothing. At first this perplexes her and she states that ducks can't wear these articles of clothing, but the duck always protests with an explanation as to why he needs each item. Over time she starts to loosen up and finally begins to see the humor in what is happening. By the e ...more
Jun 02, 2008 Barbara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: PreSchool - Gr 2
Summary (CIP): Emily, a serious girl, meets a duck who helps her see the more humorous side of life.

REVIEW: This wacky, just-for-fun picture book will entertain preschoolers and beginning readers with its simple text and great visual clues and action. Duck’s antics, including always-good-for-laughs references to underwear, gradually encourage serious Emily to lighten up and she finally makes duck laugh too. The art is lively, clear, and cartoon-like, making this book great storytime or read-alou
1. Rating: 4
2. Book review from Children's Literature said, "This delightful tale with charming illustrations is a story about personalities and change. Emily is a serious little girl, unlike Duck, who is light-hearted and fun-loving. Duck helps Emily see the more humorous side of life because he disregards what Emily announces to be appropriate behavior, and does what makes him happy."
3. I thought this book had great illustrations; I loved the colors and full-page spreads that were used. I also
This was a very fun book to read! I loved the illustrations and thought that the tory was really funny and cute! i think it is important too teach kids that they don't have to be serious all the time and this book is a good way to show this. i like that the story progresses day by day showing you Emily's changes and the Duck growing on her.
Skye Kilaen
A laugh-out-loud one (and I say this as not much of a laugh-out-loud person.) Emily is very serious, Duck is really not. What gets me aren't just the objections Emily lodges when Duck wears various clothing items, but Duck's explanations for them. Completely logical yet completely ludicrous if you're a duck.
Susan Wright
Emily is a very serious girl so when she sees a duck wearing socks it makes her think. As this cute book progresses, both the duck and Emily get sillier and sillier until even a very serious Emily has to laugh. A quick easy read aloud that can help students see the softer side of life.
Sherry Thornberry
I really liked this book. Emily was so serious and always questioned duck about why he was wearing clothes. Then she got to where she thought he was funny and would laugh. I enjoyed seeing her get out of being so serious and enjoying the silliness of life.
Riley Sorem
This book is extremely cute. I love how the sill crazy duck bring serious Emily out of her shell until she finally has fun and laughs just like him. A great example of how small gestures can make people smile and enjoy life.
Sara Graham
Ducks Don't Wear Socks, was a difficult book to figure out the meaning behind. A serious girl sees a duck in clothes a human would wear. At first, she does not find the duck funny, but by the end of the story she finds him funny and puts a duck costume on.
Nanci Booher
Seeing as I have a blog (neverwearmatchingsox) I try to read as many sock books as I can. This one is about a duck and a very, very serious little girl. Fun illustrations, fun text this will be a hit at storytime!
Rachel Hoffman
Fantastic story regarding a young girl named Emily and a silly duck she runs into around town. The first day she saw the duck he was wearing socks, due to his cold feet of course. His antics and outfits get silly-er until Emily decides if you can't beat 'em join 'em.
We did this book as a flannelboard, which went well except I got a little bogged down trying to change out the pieces and keep the story going. The audiences liked it & thought it was silly.
A "serious" girl becomes a little less so when she sees a duck doing things that ducks normally don't do (like wear socks!).

Fun for a "bird" storytime.
my seven year old daughter gives it five stars because she found it to be quite humorous. It is a really easy read for her.
Emily is a serious. Duck is wacky. When they first meet, Duck is wearing socks, followed by a tie, a cowboy hat, and underwear. Despite herself, Emily can’t help began to smile. Each time Emily questions Duck’s attire, he is always ready with a brief and silly reply as he scurries on his way. The more outlandish is outfits become, the more Emily loosens up. In the end, Emily turns the tables and it is her turn to dress outlandishly and make Duck laugh. This wacky, light hearted provides a great ...more
"Emily was a serious girl." Though this is the only written description, we learn much about Emily through the illustrations: she takes cello lessons, her mom takes her to fancy cafés and she enjoys bird watching. And that's where her seriousness gets tried: one day she sees a duck wearing socks. Then he's wearing a tie. The last thing she sees him wearing is, of course, underwear, which makes her giggle. This fun story will make you laugh, and the pictures amplify the text beautifully: soft, cl ...more
Brandi S
I absolutely loved this adorable picture book because the little girl, Emily, reminded me of myself. She was extremely serious about everything in life until she came upon a silly little duck wearing socks. Each day she saw the duck he was wearing a different silly accessory, even sporting underwear one sunny afternoon on his boat! Through their meetings, Emily realizes that there is more to life than just being serious, and that it is okay to let loose and just be silly at times! This is actual ...more
Emily, a serious girl, meets a duck who helps her see the more humorous side of life.
Joseph Pomatto
Great book about not being so uptight and serious all the time to relax and have some fun
Amy Harris
Nedwidek, J. and White, L. (2008). Ducks Dont Wear Socks. Viking: Penguin Group.
Picture Book Soak. Emily is a serious girl. In the first illustration she is reading The Big Book of Serious Things and is wearing a scowl and an arched eyebrow. As the story progresses, Emily encounters the duck wearing increasingly silly bits of clothing - socks, a tie, cowboy hat - and a silly reason for each - cold feet, big meeting, and late for the roundup! And Emily learns to laugh. Colorful illustrations. Gra
Such a strange little tale but it had been instantly hooked within the first few pages. It'd quirky and like Emily... I found myself smiling.
Ducks don't wear clothes, and this duck loves socks!
Lauren White
silly, light book. Good for grades k-3
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