Book Review: Duck’s Backyard

Duck's Backyard by Ulrich Hub

Duck’s Backyard
by Ulrich Hub, Jorg Muhle (Illustrations)

4 out of 5 stars

Duck lives all alone in her yard. She has a wonky leg and has to use a crutch, so she never ventures out into the world. When a blind Chicken wanders in, she invites Duck to join her on a journey to find the land of wishes. Duck and Chicken embark on a journey fraught with peril and danger and deep ravines and dark forests and high mountains. Duck narrates to Chicken about all the sights and dangers along the way, and Chicken helps Duck to make the weary journey with her wonky leg. They bicker and argue, but in the end they learn that the true wish of their heart is just to have a friend.

This was such a funny book! I love all the weird quirks of these two friends. Blind and lame, they prop each other up through all of their ups and downs, relying on one another. The ending is hilarious! It really shows the power of your imagination.

I love the cute illustrations! The Duck and Chicken are both so expressive, so the comedy of the story is enhanced through their wacky expressions.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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