Saturday, November 12, 2011

[Cross Post]: What's Up Duck?

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This is a cross-post from The Well Read Muslim

What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills is a book that teachers and parents of infants and toddlers may wish to consider purchasing for their student's/child's school/home library. The two characters, Duck and Goose, are in a word, adorable! Duck and Goose help teach children nine pairs of opposite words like: near/far; heavy/light; dirty/clean and so on. The concept of opposites books is not new but the illustrations are what make this book stand apart from its companions on the library shelf.

Teachers who work with very young children may find that this book easily lends itself to be the book for a storytime session that supports an opposites theme that may be coming up in the classroom or currently in progress.

And the title? That alone may engage student interest right away....waallaahu a'lam.

What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites (Duck & Goose): A book teachers may definitely wish to add to the classroom library (perhaps more than one copy would be a good idea if your class is large).

During your next trip to the library, check the shelf for 'What's Up Duck?' and if you find it....Check it out insha'Allaah!

Enjoy insha'Allaah!


  1. Asalamualaikum sister,
    I remember getting this book from the library for my kids...I loved it, needless to say so did they.

  2. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaikum

    Why do I feel like I read this book?!? Baraka'Allaahu'Feekum for these kind of post- helps me a whole lot when I go to the library. I'm really interested in the one you post about called: "Night shift daddy"

    Thank you again :)

  3. @Homeschool Diary: Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatulllaah. Jazakillaahu khayr for your comment dear sis. There are other books in the Duck/Goose series but I do not know if the content is Islaamically appropriate. By any chance, have you read any of the other Duck/Goose books? If so, what was your impression of them?

    @Umm Suhailah: Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah. Alhamdulillaah, if they are of any assistance. Your public library is very different than most. Where are the actual books though? *smile* In your post, I did not see an area where there were book shelves with books? Are the books located throughout the library in the different play sections only?

    With regard to the book "Night Shift Daddy", if your local library has this book, I hope that you will enjoy it. It is nice to see books that feature fathers interacting with their children in a positive and loving manner. It is also important for literature to be representative of various socioeconomic classes so that children from all classes see themselves presented in books positively insha'Allaah.

  4. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaiki :)

    Na'am the books are all over the place- the post I think your talking about is my trip to the library for family day?

    Storyville? Hehe that's one section in the library for the children to run and play- there are books too in Storyville but the kids seem to run by them lol.

    Outside of storyville are all the books and computers :)- it looks like your regular library- with a children section and adult section and "teenager" section.

    I will definitely check out "Night Shift Daddy" as soon as I make it back to my library Inshaa'Allaah :) I agree with what you said: "it is nice to see books that feature fathers interacting with their children in a positive and loving manner" :)



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