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Oct 19 2018

Digby and the Duck by Max Landrak

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Hachette Australia, 2018. ISBN 9780734417770
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. Have you ever had the feeling of someone watching you but when you look no one is there? Digby feels like that. He is sure someone or something is watching him when he brushes his teeth and in his dreams. It is time to investigate. Digby finds a clue and then another but he doesn't make assumptions. Digby researches and investigates books. Upon the discovery of a duck, Digby no longer feels like someone or something is watching him.
Digby and the Duck is an excellent story for making predictions as well as using the skill of inference. Readers will not find out why the duck might have been watching Digby or even if it was the duck. This mystery will create discussions and assumptions. Have children create lists of reasons for a duck to watch someone or even rewrite the ending.
Digby and the Duck is easy to read and is beautifully illustrated. it is highly recommended for readers aged 6+.
Kylie Kempster

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