Henry the Duck discovers that babysitting isn’t all fun and games in this latest picture book about his merry mis-adventures from beloved author Robert Quackenbush!
Henry the Duck is a very good neighbor. Even though he has never babysat, when his friend Clara asks him to watch her nephew he says yes. How hard can it be? But then, one neighbor after another asks Henry to babysit and before he knows it, he’s in the middle of five crying, crawling, out-of-control babies!
Children and parents alike will love following disaster-prone Henry through his adventures in childcare, cleverly written and illustrated by Robert Quackenbush.
The tale of a duck who gets himself into quite the babysitting pickle, accepting child after child into his care in order to address the needs of babies already being babysat (milk, diapers, toys, etc.) The ending was rather abrupt and left me wondering what exactly the point of the story was.
Robert Quackenbush, the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also has a master’s degree in social studies and a PhD in childhood education. Quackenbush’s many books include Henry the Duck, Detective Mole, Miss Mallard, Pete Pack Rat, and Sheriff Sally Gopher. He is the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children’s literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. He lives in New York City with his wife, Margery, director of NAAP. Their now adult son, Piet, was the inspiration for many of the author’s books when he was growing up.