The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

by Mo Willems

Paperback, 2014



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Scholastic Inc (2014)


Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

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LibraryThing member darlingdumpling
Nice, big words, clear dialogue.A little more advanced than some other Willems books. Interesting use of words in shape "Noooooo", very funny
LibraryThing member gsmith3
I believe all little kids probably love this picture book. It is a silly story of a back and forth conversation between a duckling and a pigeon. Young readers love simple stories that make them laugh and this falls into that category. It emphasizes the importance of using manners as well, which is
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something all parents should want their children to use. Overall it’s a cute story that is short, fun, and an easy read.
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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
All of my younger students LOVE the Pigeon books by Mo Willems (follow the pigeon on Twitter, it's adorable and hilarious!). This book is a great addition to the Pigeon series. I love it because it breaks the fourth wall and required some kind of interaction with your audience.
LibraryThing member demmiee
Duckling gets a cookie and Pigeon becomes angry. In this story the two friends learn the importance of politeness and sharing. It's great how this book shows the point of view of both characters in how they feel about the situation. The author, Mo Willems, also uses great descriptive action words
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that students can use in their own writing for class.
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LibraryThing member npodsiadlik
The beloved Pigeon is back for more in this tale and is accompanied by his friend the Duckling. Come join these two on a quest to find out why Duckling got a cookie but Pigeon did not. This duo is sure to make any Willems’ fan laugh out loud with the shenanigans that occur in this book. World
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famous author, illustrator, and animator Willems is most widely known for his work in the Pigeon series. However, he is also the author and artist for countless other pieces of work and the recipient of the Caldecott Honor multiple times for these works. His lively and colorful pictures add quite a bit of character to these books and attract the attention from children (as well as parents and teachers!) everywhere. This tale of the Pigeon and Duckling is sure to be another treasured favorite!
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LibraryThing member YMcMillion
I think that the only thing that could have made this book better is if the Pigeon would have asked the Duck for the cookie rather than the Duck just giving it. Other than that it was an excellent book on manners and sharing and I liked it.
LibraryThing member ashoemak
One of Mo Willems newer books. This time pigeon learns how to share and gets a lesson in kindness. Young readers love the Pigeon books.
LibraryThing member KimJD
Pigeon is in his usual hilarious form in this latest addition to the collection. When Duckling asks for a cookie-- and GETS IT-- Pigeon is appalled. He is flabbergasted. He is beside himself. But his tirade is cut short when Duckling announces that the reason he got the cookie is so that he could
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give it to Pigeon. For once, the self-absorbed bird is left speechless. As he goes off munching the delicious cookie (with nuts), Duckling gets the last laugh. While this isn't my personal favorite Pigeon book, it's classic Mo Willems with simple but compelling text, and illustrations that really get the characters' moods across beautifully.
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LibraryThing member ShelbiJL
These books are hilarious and make for easy predicting for youngsters. I like to use them to teach students about writing dialogue too! This one is great because it also teaches the students a valuable lesson about being nice. (You get cookies!)
LibraryThing member michelleleister
The Duckling asks for a cookie -- and gets one! Do you think the Pigeon is happy about that?
The Pigeon is back (hooray!) and this time the drama centers on an adorable little duckling who gets a cookie just by asking--politely. Just by asking?! Politely reminds the duckling, but the Pigeon is
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already off on a hilarious rant about all the things he asks for--many of which readers of the earlier Pigeon books will remember--ending with the all-too-familiar refrain, “It’s not fair.”
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LibraryThing member Kelseybelsey29
Cute little story about how the "reader" gives the duck a cookie and the pigeon gets jealous and angry/upset with the duck. Turns out that the duck asked for the cookie to give to the pigeon.
LibraryThing member summers1630
I was in a Target when this book caught my eye; I started reading and could not put it down. The first 4 pages showed such simple brilliance that I had no choice but to continue reading this amazing story. The pictures add so much feeling and emotion to the already powerful words found on the page.
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Thank you, Mo Willems, for sharing this great work with the world!
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LibraryThing member hipsterkidd
This is a great book to use when teaching students how to use expression and identifying which punctuation is which and where to use it in a sentence. The characters are hilarious and the author does a great job at illustrating the characters so the reader can see what type of voice to use. The
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students in my mentor class absolutely loved this book. It is a really good tool to use interactively with a group, for example, on one of the pages we demonstrated exclamation and everyone yelled out the words. It was a blast. I was talking to the librarian in huntsville and apparently all of Mo's books are like that. Nothing but dialogue and expression.
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LibraryThing member jjpionke
Caldecott winner Mo Willems brings us to a world similar to his popular Elephant and Piggy series. The illustrations are simple, but cunningly done in clean crayon so that a full range of emotions are represented in the characters. Willems also very effectively uses white space which focuses the
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reader's attention on not just the characters but also on the large font words. The narrative is simple, Duckling has a cookie and Pigeon feels like he has been left out. What follows is a lesson in sharing. Humorous throughout, this is an excellent book for young children as they will identify with the popular characters and the situation. Highly recommended.
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LibraryThing member pussreboots
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems is the newest Pigeon book. The Duckling, first introduced in The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, is back, and he has a cookie with chips and nuts.

Of course there's no way the Pigeon (who turned nine this year) wants the Duckling to either star in a book or have a
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delicious cookie. As you can imagine, the Pigeon does everything possible to steal the show and the cookie.

It's a cute book that works well both as a read alone book for level one readers and as a group read. When reading it aloud, be prepared to over act and have fun.
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LibraryThing member tmaslen
It all begins with a little duckling politely asking the reader for a cookie. After pigeon enters the story and finds duckling with a cookie, the pigeon gets very angry. Yet another humorous pigeon story by Mo Willems. Willem’s uses simplistic pencil art to portray the frustration the pigeon is
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exhibiting throughout the story. The excessive use of exclamation marks and double page spread of “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” partner with the images to create a sense of anger.
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LibraryThing member emills4
Mo Willems is one of my favorite children's author. He has mastered the ability to teach children important life lessons by using comedy and pigeon's. The reader is being taught an important life lesson, in this case a lesson about the importance of good behavior, and the reader barely notices
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until the end. In this story, the pigeon is fed up with the duckling because he always gets a cookie and it is not fair. This makes the story relocatable, especially for children who have siblings because they often find themselves in "unfair" situations. But then when the duckling selflessly offers the pigeon his cookie, it becomes a story of sharing and positive behavior. My evaluation is that this story is both creative and funny, but also uses illustrations as much as written word.
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LibraryThing member kbrash1
In my opinion, this is a delightful children’s book. Mo Willems is an author/illustrator I hadn’t heard of prior to this semester, and I enjoyed reading some of his books. “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” is likeable for many reasons. First, one of the most attractive qualities of this book
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is the characters, who are full of personality. For example, The Duckling is a small, quiet, seemingly reserved character with an adorable, juvenile disposition. The Pigeon, on the other hand, is somewhat of a “loose cannon,” and he tends to act on his emotions: “Sometimes I ask for a hug. Or I’ll ask for one more story! I can’t count the times I’ve asked for my own personal iceberg. I ask to stay up late! Oh yeah, I’m the asking-est pigeon in town! But do I get what I ask for? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” This hilarious rant delivered by the Pigeon is accompanied by cute, childlike illustrations that show personality and movement, as the Pigeon works himself up, which introduces another example of the likeable characteristics of this story. The illustrations are simple and hand-drawn in crayon, with a pastel selection of colors. Even the text in “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” is drawn with crayon, and the Pigeon’s dialogue is in text bubbles, while the Duckling’s speech is written smaller, in a different front, and connected to his character by using lines. There is one part in the story, part of it quoted above, where the Pigeon has an outburst and the text and illustrations are broken up into squares, four squares to a page. This formatting is attractive and unique, but in my opinion, it also helps the reader to understand that Pigeon is upset, talking quickly, and venting. My most favorite feature of the book is the way Mo Willems used a simple plot about a cookie to portray such an important message. The big idea of this endearing picture book is two-fold: first, it is important to consider the alternatives of a situation before allowing oneself to become upset. Secondly, it is good to be a supportive friend and share what you have with others.
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LibraryThing member wickedshizuku
Another cute one from Mr. Williams! My children and I enjoyed this one greatly. Easy for late Kinder-gardeners, and early 1st graders.
Pidgin loses his temper in this one, and duckling handles the situation with the right amount of politeness.
LibraryThing member sacnate
Right in line with the rest of this series. This book plays well to diologic reading and can be enjoyed by both young and old pre-readers.

Toddler - Preschool
LibraryThing member chretaylor
This book shares the importance of being nice and showing others respect. Through the book the student will be able to see how being nice can get you what you want.
LibraryThing member kfrey4
I really love this book. The big idea of the book is sharing your cookie and interacting with the reader. I think it is adorable and perfect for reader interactions.For example, the duckling asks the reader for a cookie and after he asks, he gets a cookie on the next page. I feel this is a great
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aspect to the book because it allows the reader to get involved and enjoy the story. The reader can begin to act out and talk to the characters as well. I also liked how the author over exaggerated the emotions of the upset and jealous pigeon. The reaction of the pigeon is hilarious and keeps the reader engaged in debating if they should give the pigeon a cookie. For example, The pigeon says "I ASK ALL THE TIME!' The use of bold font, large print, and dramatic illustrations of the pigeon shows the range of emotions he is going through.
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LibraryThing member CatalinaDiaz
I liked this book for a couple of reasons. First, I loved the unique aspect of interacting with the reader. For example, the duckling asks the reader for a cookie and after he asks, a cookie appears on the page. The duckling also explains to the pigeon that all he did to get the cookie was ask. I
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like this feature because it makes readers feel like they play a part in the story, which makes them feel important. Next, I liked how the author exaggerated how upset and jealous the pigeon became. As the pigeon's jealousy increased, the humor in the book increased. For example, the pigeon started off just asking where the duckling got his cookie, the pigeon eventually starts to go crazy by asking numerous questions about not getting what he asks for. The bold font, large print, and illustrations of the pigeon flapping and screaming all contribute to the pigeons emotions. The big idea of the book was to show the reader the power of being patient and polite, just like the duckling when he politely asked for the cookie.
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LibraryThing member jbarr5
The Duckling gets a cookie by Moe Wilis
Audio children's book about a pigeon and he's angry that the duckling gets a cookie by asking nicely.
Pigeon asks for a lot of things and he never gets them. The duckling explains how he can get a cookie himself.
I received this book from National Library
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Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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LibraryThing member Whisper1
This is a laugh out loud book. We can all relate to people who demand that life be fair and they whine that others get what do cannot achieve. Such is the mind set of the stubborn, self absorbed pigeon.

When he spots the duckling with a cookie containing nuts, he goes nuts! Lashing into a long
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diatribe about all that is not fair and all that he deserves, the duckling calmly mentions that he received the cookie not by demanding, but by asking politely.

This is something alien to the mental rapport of the selfish pigeon. In generosity, the duckling gives this cookie to pigeon.

Without preaching, the duckling sets the tone of politeness, and in giving back when we are given to.

The images are sparse and clear. They are not fancy; they are simple, and they work well.
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