Meet Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine, stars of the Geisel Honor-winning early reader series perfect for fans of Elephant & Piggie and Ballet Cat.
Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio--when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck doesn’t speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister. Told entirely through dialogue and visual storytelling with subtle humor throughout, Little Duck ends up getting the trio out of whatever jam they are in.
Moving into an exciting new paper over board reader format, Salina Yoon's early readers are perfect for fans of bestselling series like Elephant & Piggie and Ballet Cat, giving all her picture book fans a fantastic next step for reading fun.
Salina Yoon is an award-winning author-illustrator of nearly two hundred books for children, including Duck, Duck, Porcupine!, the Penguin series, the Bear and Floppy series, and Be a Friend. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family.
"[A] wonderfully engaging easy reader. The simply drawn digital cartoon characters exude personality and charm. . . . This collection of small dramas is just right for fledgling readers and perfect for read-alouds and reader’s theater productions." - starred review, School Library Journal
"A simple chapter book/graphic novel to engage the youngest new readers . . . these three friends should find a place on the shelf with Yoon's earlier reading buddy, Penguin." - Kirkus Reviews
"Novice readers will find success here. . . . Yoon’s crisp, clean art has a coloring-book-like simplicity that will appeal to youngsters. . . . Kids (and the adults who work with them) can never have too many attractive, well-written beginning readers, and this trio of cuties is a welcome addition to the genre." - BCCB
"A wonderful introduction to the comic book format for early readers and prereaders, and an entertainingly silly trio of stories, to boot." - Booklist
"Bright colors, heavy outlines, and minimal backgrounds keep viewers' attentions focused on simple action and the interaction between the characters . . . Fresh and funny; a welcome addition to the easy-reader shelf" - The Horn Book Magazine
"A sweet, visually striking story of friendship and acceptance." - starred review, Booklist on BE A FRIEND
"Yoon’s cute, boldly lined characters and graphic compositions tell the story in a series of spots, full-page images, and thought bubbles. This picture book, like many before it, proves that love comes in many forms." - Booklist on PENGUIN AND PINECONE
"Crisp illustrations that capture a genuinely loving heart . . . a strong if whimsical choice for those separated from loved ones." - Kirkus Reviews on PENGUIN AND PINECONE
"Yoon's story of an unlikely interspecies friendship is both funny and sweet . . . let's hope that, as the Antarctic Ambassador of Friendship, Penguin, too, shall return in more adventures." - Horn Book on PENGUIN ON VACATION
"Readers will respond to this warm tale of finding love." - Kirkus Reviews on PENGUIN IN LOVE
"A thoughtful, flawlessly executed exploration of theory of mind and emotional intelligence." - starred review, Publishers Weekly on FOUND