9.02.2011

big apple books: a duck in new york city

A Duck in New York City

Never in a million years would I have thought I'd identify with a duck in a children's story, but I guess stranger things have happened...

So here's the gist.  Little Duck wants to dance on Broadway, and he's bound and determined to make his dream a reality. With inner strength and determination, he leaves everything he's ever known to make the trek to the Big Apple. Along the way he meets Big Betty, a truck driver, who helps him out with a lift and an extra dose of moral support. And ya know what? Little Duck makes his dream come true.

I love Little Duck's tenacity and positive outlook, and appreciate that Kaldor's tale is about overcoming your fears to strike out into the unknown.  I had a lot of the same feelings when I first moved to New York City, but looking back, I'm so glad I was able to make my dream a reality, too.

The added bonus to A Duck in New York City is that it comes with a cd of original tunes! Connie Kaldor, in addition to author, is also a Canadian folk singer/songwriter, and the songs are a great accompaniment to her original story.

A duck with a dream; you gotta love it.

Quack.

5 comments:

Mya Maternity said...

So cute. I love books that kids can relate to because it is extremely important for children to love reading. Great pick.


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Heather said...

love it! I'll have to check this out for my kids!!

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Life In A Pink Fibro said...

I just love the sound of this - and your whole idea to review books based in NYC. Fabulous!

michie said...

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Hannah said...

How precious! I'd love to see the illustrations...the cover makes it seem like they are beautiful!

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