April 08, 2012

Book Review: I Wish That I Had Duck Feet



















I'm WAY overdue for a book review.  It has been a hectic week and a half...between work, a vacation, and the holiday I apologize I have been a little MIA lately :)

Like many, I love Dr. Suess books.  One thing I do struggle with is many of my favorites are pretty long and don't quite hold the attention of my kiddos who are 2 and 3 and a half.  I Wish That I Had Duck Feet is the perfect length for 3-4 year olds - not too long, but not to short, making it a wonderful bedtime read.  My son really relates to the character in this silly story, which follows an imaginative little boy who wishes he had various animal parts (duck feet, an elefant trunk, a whale spout...etc).  The illustrations are vibrant, energetic, and keep my son completely engaged.  What I laugh at when I read this book is the mom who is straight out of the 60's (I forgot this book came out in 1965)...I know I don't wear a nice dress and jewelry when I clean the house!  I can only imagine what those women think of our generation now :)

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, page 3










I Wish That I Had Duck Feet of course has a great message for young children.  As you can imagine each animal part seems great, but comes with its drawbacks - and in the end the little boy decides it's best to just be himself.  I don't think you can go wrong with that message...right?  Enjoy!

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, pages 10-11
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