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Un pato en Nueva York
12/21/2011
Amy Olson
Ages 4-12
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
by: Amy Olson

Section: Children's Book Reviews



Fall/Winter 2011

Reviewed by Amy Olson, Children's/Teen Librarian & Programming Consultant, Lexington, KY.

This musical tale tells the story of a little duck from a small pond with big dreams - to go to New York City and dance on Broadway.  The duck never gives up his dream of dancing on a stage, despite many setbacks and lack of encouragement from his friends, yet his heart continues to encourage his dream by whispering “Si, tú puedes.” An accompanying CD contains not only the story with fun sound effects but 12 additional songs performed by Inés Cánepa. Rendered primarily in orange and yellow, the wonderful mixed-media illustrations add to the intensity of the duck’s passion to dance. However, they would be difficult to see from a distance during storytime without being enlarged.  But, the music is highly recommended for storytimes where movement is encouraged. Recommended.

Un pato en Nueva York By Connie Kaldor. Illus. by Fil & Julie Quebec: The Secret Mountain, 2011. 40pp. $16.95 (Hardcover Book & CD). Ages:4-12. Spanish.

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