Saturday, March 1, 2008

Duck Soup


DUCK SOUP; Jackie Urbanovic; New York: HarperCollins, 2008, unpaged. Picture Book
We know from the Marx Brothers that anything named "Duck Soup" will probably be funny, and Jackie Urbanovic's new picture book is no exception. Duck loves to cook and often invites his friends to dinner, but he has never cooked anything from his own recipe. When he steps out to collect some herbs from the garden to add to his vegetable soup, his friends show up and seeing a feather floating in the brew, believe the worst. A wooden spoon, a cell phone, and a strainer become part of the wild melee of dog, cat, and parrot trying to find their friend in this hilarious telling of the difference between duck soup and soup made by a duck.

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