My Kite Is Stuck! and Other Stories
My Kite Is Stuck! and Other Stories

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Annotation: Collects three stories in which Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine, who all have different personalities, work together to save their kite, help a friend feel included, and run a lemonade stand.
Catalog Number: #149356
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Bloomsbury
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 64
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-619-63887-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99343-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-619-63887-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99343-3
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016025134
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
In three short vignettes, Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine free a stuck kite, make a new friend, and sell lemonade. Speechless Little Duck's facial expressions in fourth-wall-breaking glances will match exactly what readers are thinking about Big Duck and Porcupine's harebrained antics. With Yoon's bright, clean graphic illustrations, this funny series is destined to become a favorite in the early-reader genre.
Kirkus Reviews
Loud and confident Big Duck, her clever brother, Little Duck, and their agreeable purple friend, Porcupine, return in this early reader with three humorous but uneven adventures.As in series opener Duck, Duck, Porcupine (2016), Yoon uses word recognition, repetition, and visual storytelling to highlight these three friends’ adventures. The simple digital art, bold, with thick black outlines and vivid colors, expertly uses facial expressions and body language to support the text. The text is presented entirely in the form of dialogue bubbles in graphic-novel style. In the first adventure, “My Kite Is Stuck!” observant Little Duck with his blue baseball cap quietly saves the day when their toys are stuck up a tree. And he does it again in the third story, when Big Duck and Porcupine work together to set up the “Best Lemonade Stand” but hilariously forget one (very!) essential item. However, the middle adventure, “A New Friend,” in which this trio tries to make friends with different “bugs” (a bumblebee and a spider), fails to rise to the level of effectiveness and humor of the other two adventures. Reserved Little Duck does not talk throughout the book; but in a few special panels, he breaks the frame, looking out at the audience and making eye contact with readers. Fans of this series will enjoy this trio of friends in their second, mostly funny, outing. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2&12; The delightful trio from Duck, Duck, Porcupine are back in three short stories of friendship. In the first, Big Duck gets a kite stuck in a tree. Porcupine and Big Duck attempt to knock it free but succeed only in getting more objects&12;a ball, a Hula-hoop, a ladder&12;stuck in the branches. In the second tale, Big Duck is jealous when Porcupine befriends Bee, making Big Duck jealous until she meets Ladybug. When a spider lands on Little Duck, the others assume that he has made a new friend, too. In the final tale, Big Duck and Porcupine are so focused on making a lemonade stand that they forget all about the lemonade. Good thing Little Duck is prepared. A step up from Mo Willems's "Elephant and Piggie" in reading level, Yoon's beginning reader is thoughtfully designed. The comic book layout of panels bordered in black draws attention to the sequential action. The humorous, full-color digital illustrations feature welcoming, curving black outlines. The all-dialogue black text is printed in a large font in white speech bubbles against solid colored backgrounds. The text is grounded in short, declarative, sight word&12;heavy sentences. Occasionally, a new word is introduced without a clear visual context clue, but in general the text is strongly supported by illustrations as well as by frequent word repetition. Contractions&12;"don't," "can't," "let's"&12;are used in a natural way, making for a smooth flow. VERDICT Cheerful, approachable, and thoughtfully created, this beginning reader will find a welcome home in public and school libraries.&12; Amy Seto Forrester, Denver Public Library
Word Count: 366
Reading Level: 1.5
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 1.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 189357 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.2 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q72894
Lexile: 340L
Guided Reading Level: H
Fountas & Pinnell: H

Salina Yoon continues her Geisel Honor-winning early reader series starring Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine, perfect for fans of bestselling series like Elephant & Piggie, Ballet Cat, and Pig in a Wig. Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine return in another delightful trio of stories. First, Big Duck and Porcupine are so busy building her lemonade stand that they forget one very important ingredient. Next, when Porcupine and Little Duck make a new friend Big Duck feels left out. Can they find a way to include everyone? And lastly, after Big Duck gets her kite stuck in a tree, Little Duck's smart suggestion will save the day! These threefriends may be different, but they always find a way to have lots of fun. Don't miss these other stories by Salina Yoon! Duck, Duck, Porcupine series Duck, Duck, Porcupine My Kite Is Stuck! And Other Stories That's My Book! And Other Stories The Penguin series Penguin and Pinecone Penguin in Love Penguin's Big Adventure Penguin on Vacation Penguin and Pumpkin Penguin's Christmas Wish The Bear and Floppy books Found Stormy Night Bear's Big Day

My Kite is Stuck!
A New Friend
Best Lemonade Stand.

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