Selected Reviews for Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Snowy Surprise

School Library Journal

Feather, Flap, and their brother, Spike the dinosaur, are in for a chilly surprise. It’s winter, and that means snow! Spike is excited to enjoy skating, sledding, and snowball fights, but Feather and Flap are mostly just cold. However, once Spike finds them some warm things to wear, they all want to play. Illustrations of these amiable characters add to the comic humor in this beginning reader, and sometimes help tell part of the story (their mother subtly appears in the sidelines with mittens, hats, and scarves).

VERDICT Lots of word repetition combined with a simple but enjoyable plot make this an essential purchase for most beginning-to-read collections.

–Jessica Marie, Salem Public Library, OR

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens 2018 Choice Title

Feather and Flap are too cold to play outside even though Spike surprises them with skates, a sled and everything needed to build a snowman. But when his siblings can’t stop shivering, Spike comes up with the best gift of all: warm scarves and hats! Playing in the snow is fun, but thoughtfulness toward others makes playtime a blast for everyone.