"A library book, I imagine, is a happy book." Cornelia Funke

"Everything puts me in mind of a story." Ben Franklin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld



Maiden or Crone? from World-Mysteries




Beauty or skull? from Rasmussen

When I look at the cover of  Duck! Rabbit! I see a rabbit. Do you see a duck? That's the question in this picture book of two unseen friends who can't readily agree. Each one is secure that they know the animal, and can back up their opinion with what they are sure are facts. They may be able to convince each other, but then what if they change their own minds?

Although this book is written for younger children, I can see why we're using it at camp with teachers of 2nd and 3rd graders.With watercolor, ink and colored pencil illustrations, this book can be used as a stepping off place to talk about other more complex picture puzzles and the way we process them, as well discussions about point of view.

2 comments:

tlichtenheld said...

Hi,
This is Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Duck!Rabbit! I'm glad to hear you enjoy our book. You might be interested in seeing:
The original
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Rabbit-DuckIllusion.html
The Duck!Rabbit! site, where you'll find a video, a teachers guide and more:
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/duckrabbit/index.html
My blog, to see the latest about my books:
http://tomlichtenheld.wordpress.com/
Thanks for your support, and say "Hi" to Minnesota for me. I used to live there, and still miss the place!
-Tom L.

Donell said...

How great to hear from you! Thanks for writing.