Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Duck Song book and CD by Bryant Oden

Product Description

A one-of-a-kind musical picture book, this comical story tells the tale of a determined duck who pleads for grapes at the most unlikely of places: a lemonade stand. With a touch of a button on the cover, adults and children alike will delight in this singing book again and again, while learning important lessons about persistence and compassion. Included is a music CD featuring 12 original children’s songs.

My take: First impression - cheesy and not very original.  It's a cute book with simple illustrations which is best for young children but I just wasn't impressed.  I left it out and my kids go a hold of it.  That's when I started hearing my children singing the most hilarious songs and wondered where they heard these songs.  As a mother I had to pretend I disapproved but pretty soon it became our family theme song.  

The book includes a CD with original and hilarious songs.  First of all, when the story of the duck and the lemonade stand is put to music, it is catchy and fun.  Second of all, well, I'll let this song speak for itself.

And this is what I find I am singing to myself at work, the grocery store, while folding clothes, etc. My 15 year old daughter has taught it to her school marching band. I have parent/teacher conference next week with the 7th grader's teachers, 5th grader, and kindergartner. I won't deny that I am curious if they are singing this song.

It's a 5 star addition to any home. Truly enjoyable.


Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Looks like a cute book! Glad you enjoyed it. = )

CountessLaurie said...

At first, I was shocked to read that you didn't love the duck song. But then I realized the first time I heard it was when it was set to music. So that must make all the difference.