Duck for a Day

By MCKINLAY, Meg

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5784-0
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Preschool to Grade 4

K-Gr 2—Abby's parents have always said no to a family pet-but what about a class pet? A temporary pet. A compromise. It comes home for a day or two and then returns to school. Once Abby convinces her parents, she finds it even harder to convince her teacher, who insists that caring for a duck (yes, a class duck named Max) is no easy task. Ducks have certain deman...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2012

Duck for a Day is a fresh take on a perennially appealing topic -- the class pet. Here, said class pet is a duck named Max, and pet-deprived Abby longs to earn the privilege of taking him home overnight. Active and involving right from the first ("Abby leaned forward and stared. The new teacher’s bag was moving"), the plot unfolds satisfactorily to include a contest to build Max the ideal "aquatic environment," a well-deserved visit to Abby’s house, and an excitin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Pet-deprived Abby longs to take the class pet, a duck, home overnight. The satisfying plot includes a well-deserved visit to Abby's hous...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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