It’s Quacking Time!

It’s Quacking Time! by Martin Waddell (such an appropriate last name) and illustrated by Jill Barton is an adequate though not very engaging picture book addressing the topic of having a baby – but without the touchy subjects of reproduction and childbirth.  This is accomplished by telling the story of Duckling and his family: at some point prior to the opening of the story Daddy Duck fertilizes an egg which Mommy Duck subsequently lays.  So the only messiness depicted is the new duckling breaking out of its eggshell casement.  The illustrations are sufficiently colorful and, well, ducky; the serif font is in an easily read large point (type size).

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