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What I Read This Week
I Love You Already! by Jory John
This is a story of two friends with very different personalities. Duck is outgoing and energetic, while Bear would rather be alone and relax. When Bear shows little interest in going for a walk with Duck, Duck begins to doubt Bear's feelings for him. Bear is nothing but grumpy along the walk, but makes his friend feel better when he admits he does love him. The story and illustrations are humorous, similar to the first book about Duck and Bear, Goodnight Already!
The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling by Timothy Basil Ering
Captain Alfred is sailing home with new ducks for his farm and a gift for his wife - an egg in his fiddle case that is about to hatch. An unexpected storm hits and the duckling that has just hatched finds himself alone in the sea and the fog. The duckling finds the captain's fiddle and makes music. The comforting sounds of the duckling's fiddle bring him unexpected friends as well as great happiness. The story of Alfred Fiddleduckling is a little quirky, but it also has a lot of heart with its celebration of love and joy. Ering's illustrations, which draw the reader into the emotions of the story, are absolutely gorgeous.
Otherwise Known as Possum by Maria D. Laso
Possum's life has changed drastically since her mother has died. Her father decides to send Possum to school, and Possum, who preferred being taught at home, is determined to prove she is too smart for school. This is a sweet story, set in the 1930's, about a young girl coping with change and the challenges of getting along with others. The afterword explains the backstory of the author who spent a decade writing the book and sadly passed away not long after she finished the book.