DO LIKE A DUCK DOES!
Judy Hindley, , illus. by Ivan Bates. . Candlewick, $14.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1668-7
A hungry fox tries to convince a duck family that he's just a "big, brown" version of one of them: " 'Yes I am!' says the stranger./ It's really, really true!/ I can waddle, I can scuttle./ I can strut a little, too./ I'm a duck!/ I'm a duck!/ I'm a duck like you!" But Mama Duck exposes his ruse by putting the fox through his duck paces, making him wallow in a mud puddle, eat bugs and swim underwater. "I really always knew that was no duck," says Mama triumphantly, as the sopping, half-drowned fox finally slinks away. Hindley's (
Reviewed on: 01/28/2002