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A Good Day for Ducks

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Rain is falling, and these siblings know just how to enjoy it: raincoats, rubber boots, puddle jumping, swimming ducks, and wiggling worms! A thunderstorm sends the children scrambling for home and a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe it will rain again tomorrow!

From the acclaimed creators of Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is a child-centered celebration of the joy that can be found
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 21st 2018 by Pajama Press
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Michelle (FabBookReviews)

A Good Day for Ducks brings author Jane Whittingham and illustrator Noel Tauzon back together, after their cheerful rhyming picture book debut Wild One. Written and presented with the same sparkling liveliness as Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is the wonderfully rhythmic, sing-song tale of siblings who show readers just how best to enjoy the rain- and how to make the most of cozy and fun indoor activities after the rain. I enjoy children's stories that utilize sounds and noise to great effect- l
The children in this sweet picture book don't let a rainy day get them down in the dumps. With simple, lyrical text and warm, inviting illustrations young readers get to enjoy the fun of putting on raincoats and boots, splashing in puddles, and watching the ducks play in the rain. When the gentle rain turns into a thunderstorm, it's time to head inside for hot cocoa. This is a lovely book that would be a cozy read aloud for inclement weather days. It also could inspire young writers to write the ...more
FM Family
This book isn't as great as Whittingham's Wild One, which our family LOVED. But it's a sweet, ambient book about a rainy day that makes me feel cosy just reading it. It threw me off a bit that it didn't rhyme, because the rhythm goes along like a rhyming story. But the repetition of the pattern makes you feel like you're there in a cosy rainy day, and even though not much happens, I and my 2.5 year old enjoyed it. She especially loved the ducks drawn onto the final page with all of the copyright ...more
This little girl, her younger brother and her mother venture out splashing like the ducks on a rainy, rainy day, covered with rain gear, They 'splish splash, splish splash, down the lane", find the stream where ducks swim, "quack quack, flap flap, Watch them go." Lighning brings them in quickly, ready for a cozy time with hot chocolate and painting. Painting what? Those ducks! Noel Tuazon illustrates this second book by Jane, again with his delightful soft watercolors.
Joy Keil
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Cute and simple story, and I enjoyed the water colour/pen illustrations. Kids liked the book.
Downside: the cover is poofy and just asking for little holes when it gets hit by another book or dropped on a toy.
Stephanie Bange
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
A brother and sister go out one rainy day and find plenty of fun things to do! Watercolor illustrations are bright and cheery. Told in short phrases, this could be used as a beginning reader or during storytime with toddlers.

Additional purchase for PreSchool-K.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
children's picture book (toddler/preschool)
large pages w/brief text full of action and sound words, still a tiny bit too long for my wiggly baby/toddler group to sit through.
Fun onomatopoetic words sprinkled throughout and sweet watercolor illustrations make for a nice addition to the pool of "rainy day" books.
Edward Sullivan
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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Celebrating the joys of a rainy day.
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
A sweet and cheerful rainy day story.
Molly Cluff (Library!)
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun "rainy day" book. Would be a good fit for toddler tales. Would be easy to incorporate actions (flapping, wiggling, thunderclap as a group!)
Alyssa Gudenburr
A great book about all the fun activities you can do in the rain. I really enjoyed the after activities of warm pajamas and hot chocolate. This would make a GREAT storytime book for a rainy day.
MeganRuth - Alohamora Open a Book
The story chugs on at a great pace. It's a simple story, and would possibly make for a great rainy day storytime.
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This was cute. I read it to my storytime kids last week and they payed attention pretty well. The illustrations were nice.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute book, nice illustrations. And ducks! Would be perfect for the toddler age group due to the simplicity of the text and rhyming.
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Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
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Pretty pastel book that simply tells the story of a rainy day. I would have liked it better if it rhymed. Good for toddlers.
Watercolor and ink illustrations complement a sweet story showing how two siblings spend a rainy day. After getting all geared up for the rainy weather, they venture out into nature where they observe worms and ducks and splash in the mud. Afterwards, they return home, get dry and warm, and draw what they saw on their trip outdoors. Of course, the sun begins to shine once again, promising even more adventures but of a different sort. I liked the positive depiction on what to do when it rains. Yo ...more
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Jane Whittingham is a picture book author, librarian, blogger and all-around book lover. She is passionate about cats, tea, sushi and travel. She is the author of Wild One (2017), A Good Day for Ducks (2018) and Queenie Quail Can't Keep Up (2019). You can catch up on all things Jane at her website, ...more

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