A Good Day for Ducks

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A Good Day for Ducks

By Jane Whittingham
Illustrated by Noel Tuazon
Picture Book for Children Ages 1–4
ISBN: 978-1-77278-061-1 (HC) | 978-1-77278-188-5 (BB)
List Price: $17.95 CAD / $16.95 USD (HC) | $14.95 CAD / $11.95 USD (BB)
Hardcover with padded cover and rounded corners
Trim size: 10 x 9 inches / 25.4 x 22.86 cm
Pages: 24

Publication Date: September 21, 2018

Board book with tactile raised elements
Trim size: 8.5 x 7.5 in / 21.59 x 17.78 cm
Pages: 26 pages

Publication Date: February 9, 2021

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Rights Available: World ex. North America

A picture book for very young readers celebrating the joys of rainy days

Rain is falling, and these siblings know just how to enjoy it: raincoats, rubber boots, puddle jumping, swimming ducks, and wiggling worms! A thunderstorm sends the children scrambling for home and a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe it will rain again tomorrow!

From the acclaimed creators of Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is a child-centered celebration of the joy that can be found in any rainy day. Jane Whittingham‘s spare but sensory-laden text and Noel Tuazon‘s energetic and endearing illustrations are packaged in a sturdy book format with padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-heavy paper. The format is perfect for eager, little hands, while the sweet story will make even the weariest of parents nostalgic for their own puddle-jumping days.

Awards and Honours:
2021 CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Fall Starred Selection
2018 Reading Rockets “Holiday Buying Guide” selection
2018 Jbrary “Favourite Storytime Picture Books” selection

“This charming story captures the joy of a rainy day.…VERDICT A comforting and appealing choice for storytimes and one-on-one sharing.”—School Library Journal

“The simple plot, short length, and rich vocabulary make this a fine choice for toddlers just beginning to listen to real stories, but there’s enough interest and action for older preschoolers as well. Just right to enjoy after a rainy-day outing…”—Kirkus Reviews

“We rated this book: [5/5]…Author Jane Whittingham has written a spare text filled with onomatopoeia and lyrical writing that will charm little ones and those who read to them. The gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Noel Tuazon seem to be washed by the stormy day, and they are the perfect complement to this enchanting story. This is a sweet story children will ask for over and over.”—Seattle Book Review

A Good Day for Ducks would make for a good bedtime story…an excellent bridge book for those transitioning from board books to picture books.”—CM Magazine

“[T]his offering is a great read aloud for preschool groups or family time. The lovely depiction of a brother and sister who are close in age, and perfect companions, heartwarmingly shows a wonderful example of being content with simply playing in the rain…”—Resource Links

“[A] sweet story about two young children enjoying a wonderful rainy day….Sound effects such as ‘drip drop’, ‘splish splash’, and ‘quack quack’ will also appeal to a younger audience and could be fun for a library story time.”—Youth Services Book Review

“Written and presented with the same sparkling liveliness as Wild OneA Good Day for Ducks is the wonderfully rhythmic, sing-song tale…that a reader (and listener) cannot help but be inspired to join in on…The combination of effective, chanting-like text (perfect short length for toddlers and up to appreciate!) with lovely, soft watercolor and ink drawings makes for another great picture book from the Canadian author and artist duo.”—Fab Book Reviews

“This exuberant ode to the joys of rainy days is toddler perfection! The brief, lyrical text ripples with energy…Swishy, perky watercolor illustrations amplify the sense of freedom and joy.”—Orange Marmalade

“This is a book in celebration of a rainy day, of siblings, and of the fun of experience. Like Jane’s previous book Wild One, this is a book about children enjoying nature.”—Canadian Bookworm

“In A Good Day for Ducks…we get to embrace our inner child and spend a day in the rain…This book makes me wish for rainy spring…days.”—Book Time

“Gentle repetition and some onomatopoeia are keys to toddler happiness. Add textured illustrations and she’s hooked. This book lays out a perfect day in the rain complete with splashing, puddle jumping and watching the ducks.”—Vancouver Mom