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It's Useful to Have a Duck

It s Useful to Have a Duck A little boy finds a rubber duck and uses him as a hat a straw a nose But how does the duck use the little boy Turn the book over and we find a much warmer version of the same events told from the d

  • Title: It's Useful to Have a Duck
  • Author: Isol Elisa Amado
  • ISBN: 9780888999276
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Board Book
  • A little boy finds a rubber duck and uses him as a hat, a straw, a nose But how does the duck use the little boy Turn the book over and we find a much warmer version of the same events told from the duck s point of view.The witty line drawings and text by Isol, an extraordinarily gifted young author illustrator, remind even the youngest child that there are two points ofA little boy finds a rubber duck and uses him as a hat, a straw, a nose But how does the duck use the little boy Turn the book over and we find a much warmer version of the same events told from the duck s point of view.The witty line drawings and text by Isol, an extraordinarily gifted young author illustrator, remind even the youngest child that there are two points of view, and than one way to be.

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    About "Isol Elisa Amado"

    1. Isol Elisa Amado

      Marisol Misenta Isol naci en 1972 en Buenos Aires, Argentina Ilustra, escribe y dise a libros para ni os y, paralelamente, transita por diversas disciplinas pl stica estudi Bellas Artes en la Escuela Nacional Rogelio Yrurtia , poes a, historieta e ilustraci n Y tambi n por la m sica es la voz del tr o musical Entre R os que integra junto a Sebasti n Carreras y Gabriel Lucena y forma parte como soprano del grupo de m sica barroca y renacentista The Excuse.Sus libros, como autora o ilustradora, fueron publicados por importantes editoriales de M xico, Espa a, Francia y Argentina.

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    1. I have mixed feelings on this one. When I read the first part, "It's Useful to Have a Duck" I thought, "What an odd, slightly unpleasant little story"--I mean, I assume this is not supposed to be a REAL duck (seems pretty obvious by the bathtub scene at the end) but at first one doesn't really know and the little boy riding it, putting its beak in his ear, etc is a bit disturbing. Then, when I read the second half, "It's Useful to Have a Boy" I thought, hum, kind of clever--how the duck feels he [...]


    2. What a great dual narrative for young readers; excellent for opening up the idea of multiple interpretations and the concept of perspective, in a humorous and child friendly way. I like that each story stands alone, but combined add up to something much more interesting. Definitely an author to follow.


    3. Por razones obvias estoy leyendo más literatura infantil. Por razones obvias, se lee más rápido. Esto altera un poco el sentido de mi "challenge", pero poco me importa. Me gustó el mensaje que el libro pretender dar.


    4. De esos libros para niños que son buenos para grandes. Lean libros ilustrados; son el no va más de la contemporaneidad




    5. Es de mis libros favoritos de Isol. Quizá no sea la graaaan historia pero me encanta la cuestión de perspectivas, además se puede trabajar eso con los niños más pequeños.


    6. Un invaluable libro que puede leerse a los lectores más pequeños, bebés, y disfrutar de este juego de palabras y cotidianidad.


    7. Livro surpreendente em vários sentidos!Começa que não é um livro clássico, com páginas para virar. Sim, temos páginas em sequência, e as páginas são viradas. Mas são todas ligadas em um formato especial, conhecido, não é novidade, mas é uma excelente escolha para se contar duas histórias complementares, ou, aqui literalmente, "dois lados" de uma mesma história: ao final, as páginas continuam a poder ser viradas, temos "outro" livro, ou pelo menos outra história.Assim, o resulta [...]


    8. **UPDATE** I went through a phase where I liked the story. But now i like to use it to make a fence around my train or lay it out and use it as a road for my trucks. I haven't shown a lot of interest in the story of the duck or boy. But, I do love to take the book out and play with it like it's an accordion. Mama and Papa think it is a rather clever story, they keep trying to get me to enjoy the play on events. Maybe when I am older. Right now, at 20 months, I think the fact that it opens up is [...]


    9. It's a board book with a unique format, both physically and mentally. ISOL presents two perspectives in this story. One is of a boy, and the other is of his duck. Each perspective is represented in only 5 sentences each. How the two relate is the genius of the work. Begin with the title side, and then flip the book over and read the duck's perspective. You won't regret it. Best for ages 3-5 and for anyone in need of a laugh.


    10. I originally picked up this book because I have an 18month old who loves rubber ducks I didn't realize it was an accordion style book in a slipcase! I can see it being torn apart by our destructor toddler, though I think it is absolutely adorable. Simple line drawings and explanatory text depict a boy with his rubber duck, and on the flip side, a rubber duck with his boy. Funny & Lovely!!!


    11. I originally picked up this book because I have an 18month old who loves rubber ducks I didn't realize it was an accordion style book in a slipcase! I can see it being torn apart by our destructor toddler, though I think it is absolutely adorable. Simple line drawings and explanatory text depict a boy with his rubber duck, and on the flip side, a rubber duck with his boy. Funny & Lovely!!!


    12. Si bien nunca me llamaron mucho la atención los dibujos de Isol, he de decir que en éste caso estoy completamente enamorada de ellos. Y del formato del libro, ¡es la mejor historia reversible que he leído hasta ahora! Me gusta mucho la visión y perspectiva de ambos, porque otorga a los niños una mejor comprensión de lo que nuestras acciones significan para otros, ¡hermoso y didáctico!


    13. It's Useful to Have a Duck was a great find and a great read!This board book is actually two stories in one using the same illustrations but being told from different perspectives. Once you finish bath time through the boy's point of view, you get to hear from the duck's!Funny, charming, silly, and rather innovative in its storytelling.


    14. This is a cute little story to teach kids, or adults for that matter, that there are always two sides on a story. I made examples for my daughter how things could be that one person thinks she hugs and the other thinks she is being crushed.


    15. I like that the story uses the same pictures, but the words on one side tell the boy's point of view, and the words on the side tell the duck's point of view. I think it'll work better for older kids than the toddlers it appears to be intended for.


    16. unfolds like an accordian with one side having the boy tell the story of the uses of a duck and the other is the duck telling the story. Children may get a kick out of the way the book unfolds and the story on either side.




    17. The boy's story is a little bit odd, but the duck's story really pulls it together. It's quirky and odd and it's the sort of thing I would enjoy. My daughter likes it too.






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