WHAT DO DUCKS DREAM?
Harriet Ziefert, Author, Donald Saaf, Illustrator , illus. by D
Its title notwithstanding, this bland book has little to do with ducks. The web-footed birds figure in only one spread ("Fluffy ducks in their sleepy hours/ Fly their bikes over hills and flowers"), which pictures them riding airborne tricycles and wearing party hats. Other couplets describe the reveries of horses, cows and goats. In an incongruous turn, the volume notes that nocturnal predators are afoot ("The fox thinks stealing chicks is nice;/ the snake likes eggs;/ the owl hunts.../ mice!"). But just as quickly, it returns to placid musings on sleeping children in a farmhouse and ends with the greeting, "Good morning!" Ziefert (previously paired with Saaf for
Reviewed on: 06/04/2001