Kids Book Review: Mr. Duck Means Business

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Mr. Duck Means Business
Simon and Schuster Canada
age 5-8
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Jeff Mack
32 pages

Synopsis from Simon and Schuster Canada:

All Duck wants in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm just don’t understand. Can Duck make friends with his fellow barnyard animals and still get the peace and quiet he wants?

As parents we’ve been there, wanting everyone to leave us alone and give us a moment of peace and quiet. Kids can also feel this way. But sometimes hanging out with others can be an unexpected pleasure. It’s a matter of finding balance.

Mr. Duck Means Business illustrates this in a delightful way. Mr. Duck loves his privacy and quiet and is very annoyed when other animals disturb him. But after his loud experience, Mr. Duck realizes that having some loud fud isn’t all bad; he actually misses it. Mr. Duck Means Business is a great story to talk about play time versus quiet time and group play versus individual play. My kids love to play together but there are times they like to play on their own. Usually this alone time conflicts with the time the other kids want to play together. Mr. Duck Means Business is a great way to talk about balance and respecting your friends’ wishes as well as personal space.

You can find a copy of Mr. Duck Means Business Me by visiting your local book store or visiting Simon and Schuster Canada. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Simon and Shuster Canada for my review copy.

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