Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Good Day for Ducks” as Want to Read:
A Good Day for Ducks
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Good Day for Ducks

by
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
...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 21st 2018 by Pajama Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Good Day for Ducks, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Good Day for Ducks

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.45  · 
Rating details
 ·  65 ratings  ·  19 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of A Good Day for Ducks
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
...more
Jana
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
Linda
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
Shelves: clara
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.
Tracey
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.
Erin
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
Shelves: picture-books
Celebrating the joys of a rainy day.
Kimberly
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.
Morgan
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.
Marina
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.
Alyssa
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3.75
Alisha
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Pretty pastel book that simply tells the story of a rainy day. I would have liked it better if it rhymed. Good for toddlers.
Barbara
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
Patti Ranson
rated it liked it
Nov 02, 2018
Amy
rated it liked it
Nov 03, 2018
Wylaina
rated it liked it
Jul 19, 2019
Brittany
rated it liked it
Mar 19, 2019
Tara
rated it liked it
Oct 24, 2018
Alice
rated it liked it
Jan 12, 2019
Anija
rated it really liked it
Apr 08, 2019
Sarah Anderson
rated it liked it
Apr 04, 2019
LeShay Miller
rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2019
Becca
rated it liked it
Jan 23, 2019
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur
  • A Big Mooncake for Little Star
  • Hello Hello
  • Grumpy Monkey
  • Go Fish!
  • Splish, Splash, Ducky!
  • Penguinaut!
  • I Will Be Fierce
  • Monster Boogie
  • That's What Dinosaurs Do
  • This Book Is Magic
  • The Pigeon Has to Go to School
  • Bigger! Bigger!
  • Where Are You From?
  • Colors
  • Good Boy
  • Before You Were Born
  • Froggy Gets Dressed
See similar books…
3 followers
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, www.raincitylibrarian.ca. ...more

Related Articles

Children's books featuring bold and brave girls are both becoming easier for parents to find, and also cover a large range of ...
124 likes · 42 comments