Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Easter Eggstras - "Dr Duck" by Steve Smallman and Hannah George (Little Tiger Press)

Like a streak of yellow, Dr Duck races in to save the day! Once again we're steering you towards books not eggs this Easter and here's a duck on a mission. You've wowed at Doctor Dog, You've had a  thermometer jabbed up your nose by Doctor Ted so here's Dr Duck, the one-man (sorry, one-duck) mobile doctor who can bandage you up in no time at all.

Dr Duck is always on hand to help his animal friends. A Giraffe with a sore throat? It's catastrophic but Dr Duck knows exactly how to cure the poor thing.

A Gorilla with rather embarrasing wind? No problem, Dr Duck is there with a Kite...I'm kidding, you'll have to find out for yourself how our MD (Medical Duck) fixes that particular problem!

This book is brilliant and definitely a huge hit with Charlotte, who still has quite a fascination with doctor characters in children's picture books.

Not to be confused with "Doctor Duck" (the Songbird Early Readers book by Julia Donaldson). It's a lot of fun, and brilliantly illustrated (we really loved the good doctor's superb looking Motorcycle Combination!)

Charlotte's best bit: Needless to say, lot of mirth and laughter at the Gorilla. Pee-EWW!

Daddy's favourite bit: Tight and entertainingly funny writing, beautiful illustrations, make sure the good Duck Doctor makes a housecall this easter!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Little Tiger Press)