Sunday, July 21, 2019

Duck! - Book Review & Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to review a new book from Candlewick Press and am extremely happy to do so today! Not only am I able to let you know about this book which you will want to have in your own library - and give to your grandchildren as well, but I am able to announce a giveaway as well.

Author - Meg McKinlay
Illustrator - Nathaniel Eckstrom
Publisher - Candlewick Press
Ages - 5-9 . . . but trust me, everyone will love this book!

Favorite Features -
  • Fun, funny, colorful and engaging illustrations - look for the details!
  • Story with a surprise ending which will leave you actually laughing out loud (I did!)
  • This book is sure to be a much-asked-for-book at your house, get ready to read it a lot. But you won't mind as you are going to love this book, too!
Candlewick Press says; "In this funny nod to Chicken Little, a quiet afternoon on the farm might be the scene of a barnyard disaster waiting to happen.When Duck runs around the farm shouting 
'DUCK!' to the other animals, they grow exasperated as they haughtily explain to Duck which animal is which." Clearly a horse, a cow, a pig and a sheep are NOT ducks - you might think a duck would obviously know this fact.

I shortened Candlewick Press' description as I do not want to spoil the fun of the ending for you. I found DUCK! to be one absolutely fun book - everything about this story is perfect - the illustrations fit the story perfectly, the story builds perfectly and the ending is perfectly wonderful! Definitely add DUCK! to your bookshelf!

As I mentioned, Candlewick Press is making another copy of DUCK! available for me to give away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter the drawing for DUCK!, which will be on August 7, 2019, please comment below to share your favorite farm animal - I like horses.

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win DUCK! and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. Following on Facebook email gfc Roosters are my fav farm animal.

  2. Sounds like a fun book! My favorite farm animal is also horses! They are so beautiful and graceful. I follow on the blog, FB and by email.

  3. Following on facebook and email. My favorite farm animals are cows.