Bedtime has never been so silly!
Every night it’s the same old story. A boy wants to stay up late, but his parents won’t let him. But sometimes in the morning, he notices things look a little off—like when he sees a disco ball in the kitchen…with his toy duck on it. So one night he decides to stay up. And that’s when the fun really begins.
Silliness builds with each page of this high-energy, pun-filled companion to Duck in the Fridge until the moment when sleep eventually takes hold and morning arrives once more.
Review and Thoughts:
Every kid wants to know what their parents do while they are asleep.
Well, Duck on a Disco Ball is a hilarious story about one boy who decides to take matter into his own hands and finds out. He sneaks downstairs and witnesses his parents back partying with his toy duck and other stuffed animals which have come alive! His parents are bellyflopping and backflipping, eating, singing and even flying.
I love the format which are primarily full page vivid and bold illustrations with the boy’s narration in typewriter text and all dialogue in speech bubbles. During the parents’ late night antics, puns pervade the party. The horse asks “Can I get a drink of water? I’m just a little hoarse.” A duck remarks “Everyone loves donuts” and another duck responds ” Not me. I’m sick of the hole thing!” In response to the parents saying they wanna rock (in other words, sing) a boulder literally crashes into their house and rock puns ensue. In the morning, the boy finds his toy duck and a guitar behind the sofa confirming what he saw was no dream. At the end, the duck gives a cute little wink confirming the late night romp making me wonder what will be his next adventure.
A lively and back-slapping companion to Duck in the Fridge, Duck on a Disco Ball will continue the laughter and young children will beg for more Duck shenanigans.
The silliness continues in the trailer!