Thursday, March 1, 2012


The Pigeon (and Duckling) present their latest adventure,  THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!?, in a month and we'll be celebrating it in great style with a fun video, a fun tour, and a fun sweepstakes (more info to come on all of that).

Until then, enjoy these two nice reviews of the book.

First up is School Library Journal, who give the story it's 3rd starred review.  They say:
"Confident, un-ornamented strokes characterize Willems’s seemingly simple illustrations. Postures and expressions are spot-on, conveying the nuances of Pigeon’s feelings and the comedy in his passionate behavior. While just plain fun to read aloud, this book is an excellent conversation starter on the topics of politeness and making reasonable requests. This meta-tale that references the gamut of the Pigeon oeuvre will please fans and newcomers alike."
Over at the Horn Book enjoyed the adventure, too, saying:
"Simple speech-balloon text, animated illustrations, and a clean design continue to be a successful formula for Willems’s brand of storytelling. The Pigeon may not get the Duckling’s message about manners and unselfishness, but young listeners will. And when they demand this book again, they just might ask politely. Have cookies ready…please."

Meanwhile, I'm thrilled that THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? has been included on the Indie Spring Next List, a listing of Independent Bookstores favorite upcoming titles.  They say:
"Super silly, as one would expect from a Willems book, this new adventure will have pigeon followers and new fans alike laughing out loud. Giggles guaranteed!”
Huzzah!  I hope YOU enjoy the book when it comes out next month!