Welcome to the blog tour for I’m a Duck! I’m also excited to host an interview with Will Hillenbrand here on the blog today. This is a first for the blog, as Will has provided a video interview! How fun!
I can’t thank Will and Candlewick Press enough for arranging the interview and giving me the opportunity to share this great book with you all. Candlewick Press is also giving away a copy of I’m a Duck to one lucky reader of my blog! Just comment on this post for your chance to win.
I’m a Duck (2018, Candlewick Press, Picture Book)
From the publisher:
Sometimes it takes a lot to get your webbed feet wet! An adorable picture book makes a splash with a satisfying story about conquering your fears.
I cannot swim, and that is bad.
A landlocked duck is very sad.
One day, an egg rolled out of a nest and right into a deep pond. Now that egg is a little duck, and the water is still very scary. Jumping into the pond at all seems impossible, never mind swimming in a line with all his brothers. “You’re a duck, and ducks don’t sink,” Big Frog points out. Practicing in a puddle helps a little, while backrubs and snacks from his mother help a little more. Big Frog offers to hold his friend’s wing and dive in together, but our little duck knows that some challenges need to be faced alone. Even when they are very scary!
I’m a Duck, written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, is sure to be a hit with young readers. When little duck rolls into the water as an egg, it leaves him with a fear of the water after he hatches. This isn’t normal for a duck and everyone tells him there’s nothing to fear, but he’s not convinced. With a little practice, in a less scary puddle, and encouragement from his mother, duck works up his courage to try swimming in the big pond.
The verse and rhyme are sweet and fun to read aloud, and the illustrations are adorable! This is a beautiful book that would make an excellent gift or treasured addition to any home library.
In this story of facing fears, perseverance, family and friendship, young readers are sure to have fears of their own and identify with little duck. The story will likely encourage discussion of fears, trying new things, and being a brave little duck.
Highly recommended for readers ages 3 and up.
5 stars to shine on little duck
Interview with Illustrator Will Hillenbrand
Check out this great video from illustrator Will Hillenbrand all about his illustration process.
I’m a Duck Giveaway!
You could win a copy of I’m a Duck! Candlewick Press is giving away a copy of I’m a Duck to one lucky reader of my blog. For a chance to win, just comment on this post.
Do you have a good recommendation for a book about facing fears? Or comment on anything you like! I will select one winner randomly from the comments.
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-Giveaway ends at 11:59pm CDT on Saturday, March 31.
– You must be 18 or older to enter.
-Giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only.
-Only one entry per household.
-Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen.
-Winner agrees to provide their preferred mailing address, to be forwarded to Candlewick Press for shipment of prize.
I’m a Duck is available from Amazon today!
Thank you to Candlewick Press for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
8 thoughts on “Blog Tour + Interview with Will Hillenbrand + Giveaway!”
We read the Franklin books and find Franklin in the Dark helpful.
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I love Franklin! That’s a great book suggestion for overcoming fear. Thanks for stopping by!
It would be nice for Hillenbrand’s turtle and duck to collaborate on a new book!
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That is a fun idea! It would make a super cute book 🙂
Love the illustrations in this book. The story reminds me of a favorite from when my kids were small called Little Quack. Don’t remember the author’s name, but it was a sweet story of ducks facing their fears.
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Hi Marty, I’m glad you stopped by. I’ll have to look up Little Quack. Sounds like a cute book!
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