Hardcover, 38 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Gecko Press
- This title was originally published in German and translated (very wonderfully I might add) into English by Catherine Chidgey.
- This little picturebook is one I would give to anyone who said children’s literature is simple and easy to write.
- I would rub this book into their faces because.
- This book approaches mortality and death in such a curious and beautiful way.
- The duck finds Death hanging around her and she’s suspicious and scared.
- But he’s kinda hanging around…”just in case.”
- Things could happen and the weather could turn cold. You know.
- The duck and Death become friends. She warms him when he’s cold after hanging around in the pond with her.
- He has never had someone offer to warm him up before.
- He’s touched, you know?
- The duck is funny and the attitude evident in the looks she gives the Death is very amusing.
- The prose is sharp without any trite sentiment spoiling the crispness of the narrative.
- It ends, I suppose, and well.
- I won’t give away the ending because it is done so prettily.
- The book is just so layered and complex. It offers both adults and younger readers things to talk about concerning life and death.
- Duck, Death, and the Tulip is a beautiful way to talk about life and death and all the things in between.
- Read it.