March 2011 Indie Next List
“Chicken, Chicken, Duck! is such a fun way for new readers to learn their animals! Big, bright, and bold pictures are accompanied by large, simple text making this a great book for younger children to explore the sounds of a sheep, a goat, a llama, a horse, a pig, and many more animals. Be on the lookout for the duck, whose 'quack' comes at various unexpected moments throughout the tale!”
— Rebecca Moore, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
Duck and his barnyard friends are up to something. One by one we meet them, and then hear their familiar sounds. But that Duck always has the last QUACK In close-up images, the animals seem to be climbing upon each other. At the very end, we see the hilarious finale. Young readers will delight in making the animal sounds, noticing the funny expressions, and picking out surprising details in the illustrations.
About the Author
NADIA KRILANOVICH has worked as an artist, dance instructor, and vocalist. She loves going on adventures, spending time with her family, and hiking with her dog, Cleo. The idea for "Chicken, Chicken, Duck!" came to her as a chant as she walked along rural country roads, past farms with llamas, cows, and sheep. "The words sounded like the game 'Duck, Duck, Goose, ' minus the goose but with some chickens," she says. This is Nadia's second book for children."
Review, Publishers Weekly, January 10, 2011:
"...a thing of beauty..."
Review, SanFranciscoBookReview.com, June 11, 2011
"...a perfect book for very young toddlers."