I just received a confirmation email from Random House that Tad Hills will definitely be coming to visit the library in the fall (exact date yet to be decided).
For those of you who don’t know, Tad Hills has written and illustrated two great picture books, Duck and Goose and Duck, Duck Goose.Â I absolutely LOVE these books, and have used Duck and Goose more times than I can count for storytime.Â Duck and Goose, the two main characters, have so much personality, and the pictures are funny and the colors are fantastic.Â The storyline alternates masterfully from pages with a lot of text to pages with very little text, making it a long story that is easy to read aloud, even to a young group.Â
And I love hearing the kidsÂ tell Duck andÂ Goose, withÂ amused exasperation,Â “That’s not an egg!!Â It’s a BALL!!!!!”