Duck! Rabbit! is the kind of book that you just have to pick up and read. I admit, I saw it on bookshelves in the library and at bookstores, but it wasn’t until I picked up the book that I got it. So, here is the question: What do you see what you look at the front cover of the book? A rabbit? A duck? When I first looked at the book I only saw a duck. I thought maybe if I physically turned the book and squinted, I might see a rabbit, but really, truthfully I only saw a duck. Then, I read the book and held the book in my hands.
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld starts off by introducing 2 points of view. Opinions are voiced from off the page and can’t seem to agree. They try to convince each other that the animal on the page is either a duck or a rabbit. I started off agreeing with the duck voice, but as the book went on: I changed my mind and decided that it had to be a rabbit! Now when I look at the book I can’t even remember that I once thought it was a duck!
My Lil Guy and I were giggling while reading this book. I enjoyed the simple drawings and the short but persuasive text. I would love to use this book in a classroom to explore perspective. Perfect for pre-schoolers, young readers, and those who want a book that poses a question!