Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Poor Clumsy Duck! Not a day goes by without her stumbling, tripping, or falling over her huge webbed feet. But with the help of her special friend Little Chick, Clumsy Duck discovers exactly what those big feet are good for - and what a fabulous swimmer she is. With delightful illustrations and a most endearing character, Britta Teckentrup has created a charming story about finding your own special talents.
This is an adorable story that sends a wonderful message to small children. I sat down to read this with my 4 year old and she had such compassion for Clumsy Duck. We were able to talk about the challenges he faces and how that must make him feel. Then when he meets a new friend, Little Chick, we were able to discuss all the ways that Little Chick was a good friend and how she helped Little Duck have confidence and discover her hidden talent.
This story is a relatable one for children who are starting to notice difference and compare themselves to other children. It breaks my heart when my daughter comes home from an activity feeling sad because she's "not as good" at this or that as some of the other children. This book makes children realize that they aren't alone and everyone feels that way about something and everyone has their own special talent.
The characters are lovable, the illustrations are cheery, and the message is important. This is an all around great book. Recommended for children ages 3-6.
Posted by Lara at 1:32 PM