by Tomie DePaola
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014. Picture Book
Jack wants to go out and make his way in the world so decides to follow his grandfather's advice to visit the king. On the way to the palace Jack meets a chick who wants to join him. Jack welcomes the chick, and continues on his journey. Jack meets a duck, a dog, a goose and many other animals and he invites all of them to come to the castle with him. As they go along, the animals raise a chorus of peeps, and honks, and woofs. When they finally arrive, the wise king finds the perfect home for them all. DePaola has won both the Caldecott and Newbery honor awards. This latest folk tale is written in the simplest language with predictable repeated phrases. It is illustrated with DePaola's classic style and is a great way to introduce very young children to "Jack tales".