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The Duck Song

4.44  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews

A determined duck pleads for grapes at the most unlikely of places: a lemonade stand. The story and song in this comical, musical picture book will delight both adults and children, who can play the song aloud withthe touch of a button on the cover whilelearning important lessons about persistence and compassion.A music CD featuring 12 original children’s songs is include

Hardcover, 31 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Flinders Press
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Savahanna Walker
Oct 20, 2016 Savahanna Walker rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, review-copy, blog, picture
Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.

When offered the chance to review The Duck Song by Bryant Oden, I accepted because my nephews (not quite 3 and almost 5) love books, and they are always appreciative when I bring them something new. The book looked cute, and fun, so I was pretty excited when I got my copy. I didn't know that it had originally been a bit of a big deal on youtube.

Once I got my copy, I read through it once and then brought it to my sister's to rea
Shawn Remfrey
Sep 10, 2010 Shawn Remfrey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
Mr. Lemonade Stand just wants to sell some lemonade. A pesky duck keeps walking up every day asking him for grapes! How long will his temper hold out? Will the poor, pesky duck ever get his grape?

I am in love with this book! I found myself giggling through it from the very first page. The ARC copies aren't furnished with the sound component for the book so I wasn't able to check that out, but I'm betting it's as wonderful as the rest of the book. In the back of the book there's a CD with severa
Sep 08, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Okay, you know how children are attracted to repetitive and silly songs? Yes, I'm sure if you work with children or have children you know what I mean. Even as adults we can't escape these songs, because they get stuck in your head for days! The Duck Song by Bryant Oden does just that, and that's why I love it!

The illustrations in this book are so cute, they look like they are drawn by kids. Forrest Whaley was only 14 when he animated the video. I thought that was amazing! I especially love the
Sep 17, 2010 Nancy rated it it was amazing
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Sep 16, 2010 Shari rated it it was amazing
This book came in the mail and became an instant hit in my home. Not only does my 6 year old son love it, my 11 year old daughter does as well. I have to admit that The Duck Song is an adorable book that I have enjoyed reading to my son many times. He also loves the song~ it is very catchy. After the story make sure to look in the back of the book for the section that explains why the duck asks the man at the lemonade stand for grapes. I think that was actually my favorite part of the book. The ...more
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
Dec 06, 2010 Kristi (Books and Needlepoint) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
A duck comes upon a lemonade stand and asks if he has any grapes - day after day - the same thing - The man always tells him no - even threatens to glue him to a tree. Until one day the man laughs and takes the duck to a store to buy him grapes - only to have the duck tell him he doesn't want them and that lemonade sounds good.

It is very cute the way it rhymes and the illustrations are very colorful and bright. A CD comes with the book and the first song on it is The Duck Song (includes 11 oth
Mar 11, 2014 Cruth rated it really liked it
Author: Bryant Oden
Illustrator: Forrest Whaley
First Published: 2010

Okay, it's the Duck Song.

That's it.

A youtube sensation transcribed into a colourful, fun children's book.

But do you know what's truly great about it?

It's still funny.

A Dad joke made into a youtube clip and now a book.

Our copy of the book comes with a CD containing the three Duck Songs which makes Daughter very happy and Dad leave the room.

Still, it's a funny song and a funny book.

Read aloud - 2+
Read yourself - 5+

Oct 28, 2010 Dona rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love, this book. I found this book to be really cute. The pictures were drawn just right. I had my daughter read the book and between the song and the pictures it really pulled her in. She laughed as she read it. It is about a little duck who wants something that he cannot get and is so presistant about it, that he winds up making the guy selling the product upset. I think this is a book that every child should have on their shelf.
Sep 15, 2015 Kayla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This is a hilariously told story of a duck who continuously tries to get grapes from a lemonade stand. Oden's story would be great as an introduction to rhyming words, perhaps in kindergarten. The story contains rhymes, which make it more entertaining and easier for children to remember. It also comes in the form of a song, which adds a musical aspect to the lesson. The students can get up and have a chance to dance to the song while also listening for the rhyming words in the story.
Inspired Kathy
Sep 01, 2010 Inspired Kathy rated it it was amazing
This book is so fun! It comes with a CD that has 12 children's songs on it. The first song on the CD is The Duck Song. Children can read along in the book as the song is sung! The music is funny and upbeat and my kids love it! I think I nearly have The Duck Song memorized because they keep playing it over and over again.
The illustrations are simple, bright and bold. A great gift book for a young child.
Mar 06, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it
Okay, I'm giving this book 4 stars even though I don't like the illustration style very much, and even though I know after the 100th reading/listening to the CD I may well regret it. This is a very funny repetitive story for children (based on a You-tube video/song).
I picked this up in the library and showed my daughter (11) who immediately grinned from ear to ear and ran off with it to read in a private corner. THAT is what this song/story does to people!
Mar 09, 2014 Dale rated it really liked it
Shelves: pic-fic, to-buy
The ultimate story of persistence. Poor duck just wants some grapes. But will the local shopkeepers help him? Not on your life! Perhaps if they diversified their business practices based on the wants and needs of their customers, they would be able to grow their business.
Wendy Kuzma
Apr 08, 2011 Wendy Kuzma rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It reminds me so much of life at my house when the kids ask over and over for something and then when I figure out a way to make that happen...they don't want it anymore. Cute, cute, Cute!!! Plus, I am singing the song in my head all day long. :)
Oct 05, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
One of our family's favorite children's songs, now available as a picture book. Definitely a choice for the "odd duck" (pun totally intended) family.
Nancy Jo Lambert
May 22, 2011 Nancy Jo Lambert rated it really liked it
I am going to review this one on my blog... This was a fun read! Everyone had this song in their head all weekend!
Apr 07, 2011 Morgan rated it it was amazing
If you are a person who reads books to children, listen up! This is a very cute and funny book. You should get it. And read it to a child. Or a bunch of them.
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Oct 26, 2011 Rita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
I'm so happy that the creator of the grape loving duck made a book for children! I love it!
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