Sitting duck

Jackie Urbanovic

Book - 2010

Max the duck volunteers to help babysit for puppy Anabel, unaware of all the mischief a puppy can get into.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Harper c2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 25 x 27 cm
ISBN
9780061765834
9780061765841
0061765848
006176583X
Main Author
Jackie Urbanovic (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

In this amusing picture book from the Max the Duck series, Max agrees to help his canine friend Brody babysit for his niece, a rambunctious puppy named Anabel. Echoing through the text at intervals is the rhetorical question, "How much trouble could a puppy get into, anyway?" Plenty, of course, climaxing with Anabel dangling by her harness from a tree limb. Though this is not the strongest book in the series, young Max fans will enjoy the cartoon-style visual humor, which ramps up the energy as well as the chaos as the story unfolds. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—Max the duck, star of Duck at the Door (2007), Duck Soup (2008), and Duck and Cover (2009, all HarperCollins), is babysitting for an energetic puppy. Anabel's antics are perfectly captured in Urbanovic's chaotically charming cartoons depicting her playing dress up, toilet-papering her Uncle Brody, or playing ball indoors. But when she gets stuck in a tree, it's up to the frazzled duck to find a solution. The story is slight, though comic; it's the bold, funny artwork that really shines here.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD [Page 93]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Max the duck volunteers to babysit for Brody's niece Anabel, unaware of all the mischief a puppy can get into, especially when set loose in the backyard. By the creator of Duck and Cover. 40,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Brody's niece Anabel comes for a visit, Max and the gang's only job is to keep her out of trouble. How hard could it be to babysit a puppy anyway? To Max's surprise, this fun-loving pup can't help getting into trouble'especially when set loose in the backyard. Turns out being a 'sitting duck' is a lot harder than Max expected!In this hilarious Max the Duck book, children will delight in the silly mayhem that results when Max tries to be a good babysitter.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When Brody's niece Anabel comes for a visit, Max and the gang's only job is to keep her out of trouble. How hard could it be to babysit a puppy anyway? To Max's surprise, this fun-loving pup can't help getting into trouble—especially when set loose in the backyard. Turns out being a “sitting duck” is a lot harder than Max expected!

In this hilarious Max the Duck book, children will delight in the silly mayhem that results when Max tries to be a good babysitter.