Perfect Picturebook Friday! Duck in the Fridge by Jeff Mack

10 Oct

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is so ZANY!

duckinthe Duck in the Fridge

by Jeff Mack

32 pages  – ages 4+

Published by Two Lions on September 2, 2014

Theme/Topic- Bedtime

Genre- Fiction/Humor

Opening and Synopsis-
Opening – “Daddy, why do you always read me Mother Goose before bed?

Synopsis – (from the inside jacket) “When Dad was a boy, he discovered a duck in the fridge! And more ducks all over the house. He invited some sheep to get rid of the ducks. And then dogs to get rid of the sheep. And so on and so on. But no one left. The house was a mess!

Why I liked this book- DUCK IN THE FRIDGE – come on the title is awesome! *hee hee* This story is all out fun. Every time I turned the page (after I had calmed my giggling down), I’d giggle again! Mr. Mack has written a very funny, wacky book about a dad telling his son about a time when he was younger and had to get someone who didn’t want to fall asleep to fall asleep! His illustrations are cute and light-hearted. Ducks are just funny too! I like all of the little details in the pages. There’s no great message in the book, just a fun bedtime story and sometimes we just need one of those! The ending is really nice too.


Mr. Mack has previews of the interior pages on his website (click HERE to go THERE).


Activities and Resources-

I had a hard time thinking of activities for this one. A lot of kids get baths before bedtime so maybe get some rubber duckies for their bath and make a matching game out of it. You could write letters or numbers on the bottom of each duck (make sure you make pairs up) and put the duckies in the bath and have your child try to find the matches. Then after the bath your child can dry the duckies off and get them ready for bed.


You could also do what the dad did in the book! Read some Mother Goose before bed (after you read DUCK IN THE FRIDGE 😉 )!

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

46 Responses to “Perfect Picturebook Friday! Duck in the Fridge by Jeff Mack”

  1. Angela Brown October 10, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    What a cute story 🙂 Thank you for sharing about it.


  2. jama October 10, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    This looks absolutely adorable! Must look for it. 🙂


  3. Sue Heavenrichs October 10, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    What a cute book – and I love your rubber duckie activity. Remember to sing the song: rubber duckie, you’re the one; you make bathtime so much fun!


  4. Catherine Johnson October 10, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Nice to see so many funny books today, Erik. Can’t wait to read it!


  5. Robyn Campbell October 10, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Hahaha, it does sound funny. I LOVE FUNNY!! Will try to get this, asap. The illustrations must be wonderful. That duck looks like he has character. Thanks, my donut loving pal. 🙂


  6. clarbojahn October 10, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    I agree we need some fun and funny bedtime stories. This sounds like it would make a great read aloud and maybe make bedtime more fun. Bedtime can be a struggle for kids and if they read a funny book with their parents it may make those tensions lessen. Both for parent and child.

    Great pick, Erik! 🙂


  7. Patricia Tilton October 10, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Love the humor. What a fun bedtime story. And, I love the title — it sells the book! 🙂


  8. Christie Allred October 10, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Funny is my kind of PB. I won’t buy it unless it has some humor. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation.


  9. Joanna October 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Yep, the title rocks. this looks like too much fun!


  10. julie rowan zoch October 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    My mom has ducks quacking on her smartypants phone, but I want a live one in the fridge! Looks great, Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      Ha! So, I’m guessing you have a smartierpantsier phone, right? 😉 My dad has that sound for his alarm! 🙂


      • julie rowan zoch October 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

        Nah – I have a tracphone, and I barely use it. I’d like to remain ‘elusive’!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks October 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

        Yay! Then you can wear black turtle necks, dark sunglasses, a gray scarf, and a black jacket, and become:
        Julie Rowan-Zoch, Secret Agent Extraordinaire: If you can find her, and if you have the money, maybe you can hire… The Illustrator! *add A-Team theme music* 😉

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      • julie rowan zoch October 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

        I would love to be the ‘elusive’ mc…of one of YOUR books. I mean, based on my ‘other’ identity, of course!


  11. Genevieve Petrillo October 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    GAH! Fun pick, E. I love ducks. They always leave candies for me in the grass. Mom says the word, “Don’t you dare.” That means I should eat them… Right…?

    Love and licks,


  12. macjam47 October 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    What a cute story and fantastic review. I have to get this for my granddaughter even though she is only one year old.


  13. readingwithrhythm October 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    One time my Mom Person had a raccoon in the fridge! Talk about mayhem! Ducks in the fridge sounds better.


  14. Darlene October 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Great title. Looks like awesome fun.


  15. Stacy S. Jensen October 11, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    This looks fun. I love Jeff Mack books. We’ve never had ducks in our fridge … only the bathtub.


  16. writersideup October 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    This IS an awesome title, Erik 🙂 And I happen to like books that are just for fun with no great message (probably ’cause I’ve written a few 😉 ). I also have to tell you—your activity is great! Very creative and lots of fun! Now, in honor of all rubber duckies, one of my all-time favorite songs:

    https ://www .youtube. com/watch?v=cDy4PZPMDwU



  17. patientdreamer October 12, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Haha, this certainly sounds like a funny, zany book alright. Thanks for sharing Erik.


  18. Jilanne Hoffmann October 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Oh, Erik, this sounds hilarious! Thanks for the review!


  19. LovableLobo October 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Super fun review, SuperKid! We love silliness!


  20. Cathy Ballou Mealey October 14, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Your review made me quack up Erik! Must read this one! Thanks.


  21. Susanna Leonard Hill October 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    This book looks so cute and fun, Erik! And I’m in 100% agreement that some books should be just for fun 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂


  22. Joanne Roberts October 17, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    I love this kind of cumulative tale, and the spread makes me want to read it right away. I know I’m a week late, but thanks for the review!



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