Monday, January 30, 2012
Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay
Abby wants a pet. Abby really, really wants a pet. Her parents say no because it would be messy, someone would have to take care of it, and it was just too much work.
Candlewick Press and Net Galley shared a copy of this ebook with me for review. The book will be published at the end of February, so add it to your TBR list.
Confidentially, I'll have to say that Abby's parents were a bit "uptight". She's a little girl that isn't allowed to get dirty, can't play with anyone not approved by her parents, and she definitely can't have a pet!
Abby has a neighbor boy who would like to be friends, but he's always dirty and she can't let him in the yard, her Mom would freak out. Besides, he's a bit weird.
Then they get a new teacher who owns a duck and brings it to school. This teacher tells them if they can follow all Max's rules, they can take the duck home for a day and return it the next. The rules are complex and both Abby and Noah are anxious to take the duck home.
Abby finally gets to take Max home and that's the beginning of a brand new adventure. Max teaches Abby a lot. I bet he can even teach you some new things, too.