A Duck in New York City
Story and songs Connie Kaldor Illustrations Fil & Julie
The title story-song is about a little duck from the Prairies who has a big dream: making it to New York City and doing his ducky dance on Broadway! It turns out to be an adventurous journey that appears bound for failure until he meets up with a truck driver named Big Betty. She points him in the right direction and gives him that little nudge he needs to tackle the Big Apple! Additional songs penned by Connie Kaldor feature alligators that waltz at midnight, little girls who sing off-key to get tomatoes thrown at them and opera-singing slugs that sneak out at night to do the boogie-woogie.
Age: 2-7 / Pub date: 2006
Connie Kaldor is “one of Canada’s most significant contemporary folk performers” (Billboard Magazine). Her song, Wood River is considered by many to be the quintessential Saskatchewan song. In 2007, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.
The duo Fil & Julie (Philippe Arseneau Bussières and Julie Saint-Onge Drouin) has illustrated several albums, such as Gratien Gratton prince de la gratouille (Dominique et Cie), Fanfaron (Les 400 Coups), À l'école des petits magiciens (Bayard Presse) and Time for Bed (Owl Publications).
Quotes from the press
“A dozen hilarious songs”
“A feast for the eyes”
“The songs are inspired, the production immaculate and the 3-D illustrations are terrific”
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
National Parenting Publications Association (NAPPA) Honors Award
2004 Juno Award (Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Award) - Children’s Album of the Year
"One Picture Book, One Community" literacy campaign in Miami, FL (Selection)
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40-page illustrated hardcover book, 8" X 8" format, with an appended music CD containing 12 recordings plus printable files of the song lyrics, music charts and illustrations
Price: 22.95 $ CDN
Two-panel cardboard package with a music CD containing 12 recordings plus printable files of the song lyrics, music charts and illustrations
Price: 14.98 $ CDN
12 recorded songs plus printable PDF file of the illustrations and song lyrics.
Price: 9.99 $ CDN