A little boy finds a rubber duck and uses him as a hat, a straw, a nose. But how does the duck use the little boy? Turn the book over and we find a much warmer version of the same events told from the duck's point of view.The witty line drawings and text by Isol, an extraordinarily gifted young author/illustrator, remind even the youngest child that there are two points of view, and more than one way to be.
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Do not be deceived by the simple-looking board format...It challenges children who have accepted the initial premise with developmentally appropriate narcissism to regard the world from the opposite perspective. Gently mind-bending, this playful Mexican import will get readers thinking.
It's Useful to Have a Duck/It's Useful to Have a Boy is a fun read...the work could be used in language arts classes with an older audience to examine the concept of point of view in storytelling
The same pictures from two very different points of view give us two wildly different stories. A book that looks deliciously simple, but offers up complex ideas and some wit, too.
This accordian-style book...will intrigue young readers...a two-sided bit of drollery in more ways than one.