Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Duck's Day Out

Duck's Day Out

Jez Alborough
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Kane Miller, 2012   ISBN: 978-1610670791

Duck is going out for the day. He gets into his red truck and drives past fields and hills to where Sheep’s camper van is parked. Duck attaches the van to his truck and soon he and Sheep are on their way to the seaside.

   When they get there, Duck puts the picnic hamper into their boat, the Captain Kidd, and eagerly fires up the outboard motor. Poor Sheep is not at all happy about any of this, but when Duck wants to do something it is hard to get him to stop. Unfortunately for long suffering Sheep, the outing does not turn out as planned.

   Little children are going to love this wonderful adventure in which Duck, who is a very exuberant though perhaps not always a thoughtful fellow, drags his friend Sheep on an adventure that Sheep would rather not have. It is hard not to laugh at the situations that Duck and Sheep get into.