The Duck & the Kangaroo cover

Snippets of Reviews of The Duck & the Kangaroo

“Lavishly illustrated collages ... This title’s delightfully silly verse, paired perfectly with elaborate pictures to scrutinize, should not be missed.”
          —School Library Journal (*starred review*)

“Masterful double page spreads... .Wattenberg’s quirky photo collages are perfectly suited for Lear’s nonsensical text.”

“Top marks for visual exuberance; this is the first separate edition of the verses available in this country in decades.”
          — Kirkus Reviews

“First published in 1871, this silly poem is about the love story between a duck and a kangaroo…not the most romantic couple! The illustrations are a crazy blend of original photographs, digital computer art and details from an assortment of paintings from the 16th through the 20th centuries. A truly unique book!”
          — Bella on Books, Weston Public Library, Weston MA


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