I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (I Can Read It All by Myself--Beginner Books)
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet - I Can Read It All by Myself--Beginner Books Author:Dr. Seuss, Theo. LeSieg, B. Tobey (Illustrator) A young boy weighs the pros and cons of possessing various animal appendages ? such as a duck's feet, a deer's antlers, a whale's spout, an elephant's trunk, and a long, long tail - only to decide that he's better off just being himself. A zany, insightful story that beginning readers will wish to hear again and again--with a new "Dr. Seuss" aut... more »hor credit!
Another silly title from the Beginner Books series (the same place that Dr. Seuss and the Berenstains hang their hats), I Wish That I Had Duck Feet follows one little guy's dreams of borrowing all sorts of useful appendages from the animal world. "I wish that I had duck feet. And I can tell you why. You can splash around in duck feet. You don't have to keep them dry." But each time he imagines something new -- those duck feet, a prickly pair of deer horns perfect for playing football, a spraying whale spout to keep his classroom cool -- he realizes that it's not always all it's cracked up to be. "BUT... If I had a long, long tail, I know that Big Bill Brown would tie me in a tree! He would! Then how would I get down?" A vacuuming mom and pipe-smoking dad are straight out of '60s suburbia (Duck Feet first came out in 1965), but the playful illustrations and catchy rhymes still make for good fun. (Ages 4 to 8)
The author listed on the book is "Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg," both of which are pseudonyms for Theodor Seuss Geisel.« less