The Duck Who Played the Kazoo
Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
There once was a duck
who loved the kazoo.
La ditty, da ditty
But when the hurricane blew through the duck's lake, he was left all alone, with only his shiny kazoo for companionship. How he rediscovers the joys of friendship and revives his home are at the heart of this hopeful story, told in lively, rhyming verse with charming, cheerful illustrations.
"A lonely duck journeys to find joy and companionship in this sensitive, upbeat picture book . . . . Rhyming couplets, punctuated with an onomatopoeic kazoo-blast refrain, follow graceful, lulling rhythms . . . ." --Booklist
"Compact dimeter lines salted with musical phrases break occasionally for couplets that add a contemplative touch to the pace, making this a lyrical yet simple read-aloud . . . . the kazoo is a delightfully ducky accoutrement . . . . a gentle yet spirited story."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This is a tender and charming tale of looking for and finding friendship."
--School Library Journal
Here's a peek inside: