Picture Books, Feiwel & Friends, 2012
Mo Willem’s Pigeon Books meet THERE’S A MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK in this new series by celebrated author-illustrator Gilad Soffer. When Duck goes on vacation to Bora Bora, all he wants is peace and quiet. But something is always getting in the way of his vacation plans! As each page reveals another nuisance – a crab bite, an angry bird, a snowstorm and even hungry pirates – Duck’s vacation goes from bad to worse. Children and adults alike will laugh at Duck’s antics in this interactive picture book by Gilad Soffer.
China: Citic; France: Editions Circonflexe; Israel: Am Oved; North America: Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan; Spain: Grupo Editorial Bruno; Taiwan (Complex Chinese): Taosheng; Turkey: YKY
“[T]he perfect fusion between text and illustration, which gives us a glimpse at the author’s unique personality… If this is the threshold of quality which Gilad Sofer has reached in his first book as author, the expectation for his next book is tremendous.” – Tal Marmelstein, Israel Today
“In the tradition of Mo Willems's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus … and Herve Tullet's Press Here …Soffer's charming duck hero breaks the fourth wall with panache … An ideal read-aloud that will appeal to a wide audience.” –School Library Journal
“[A] playful story that has readers wreaking havoc on a duck’s island getaway… Handsomely executed…” – Publishers Weekly
“[An] interactive picture-book…Soffer pulls it off in a satisfying way, with spot-on grade-school humor. His well-composed colored-pencil and graphite-pencil illustrations provide a good balance of white space to help viewers focus on the action, and enough detail to keep repeat readings satisfying... Meta storytime fun.” – The Horn Book