The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? by Mo WillemsThe Duckling Gets A Cookie!? by Mo Willems

The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

Paper over Board | April 3, 2012

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The Duckling asks for a cookie -- and gets one! Do you think the Pigeon is happy about that?
Mo Willems (, a number-one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded three Caldecott Honors, two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals, and a Geisel Honor. His debut, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, was inducted into the Picture Book Hall of Fame in 2009. Other favorites include the award-wi...
Title:The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:40 pages, 9.38 × 9.25 × 0.38 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423151283

ISBN - 13:9781423151289


Rated 4 out of 5 by from I LOVE Mo Willems! While I prefer his Elephant & Piggie series over the Pigeon books, the Pigeon books are still absolute gems! My students absolutely love story time because of Mr. Willems. The Duckling is so cute, and there is just the right amount of sarcasm as to make adults snicker and kids roar with laughter. I recommend everything he writes!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 Year Old Loves Pigeon and Duckling Reads this everyday and loves the characters and the humour.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 yr old loves this! Had this almost about a year and my daughter still loves it and that's saying a lot!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) by Mo Willems What I always loved about Mo Willems’ works in children’s books is that he knows how to make sarcasm into its own breed of humor and still make it appropriate enough for young children to understand. Told in the same vein as the previous “Pigeon” books with the Pigeon always complaining about not getting things his way, Mo Willems makes this book extremely hilarious and cute at the same time as the Duckling easily gets a cookie for being polite, while the Pigeon does not get a cookie. I loved how Mo Willems’ writing is simplistic yet hilarious to read through as there are only a few sentences per page and it is mostly dealing with the characters making statements about getting a cookie. I also loved the fact that the story pointed out that the reason why the duckling got a cookie was because he asked politely (a point he constantly makes to the Pigeon) and that is a positive aspect to the story that I really enjoyed since it would teach children about being polite when asking for things they want. It was extremely hilarious seeing the Pigeon over react (as usual) to the Duckling getting a cookie while he in the past never got anything he wanted. Mo Willems’ illustrations are simplistic and yet cute to look at, especially of the image of the duckling himself as the duckling is yellow, has big blue eyes and a small round body.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this A really fun read (and my toddler loves it too)!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good lessons behind a funny story I adore these books (no secret) but this one is especially great.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun to read! The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems is One of my favorite books to read to my granddaughter. Pidgeon gives her someone who feels every child's frustration at not always getting her way, and Duckling teaches her manners and generosity. Above that, this book is very funny. Willems seems able to identify with the emotional life of small children, without forgetting that behind every child toting this book around is an adult who has to read it at least 5 times a day. This is that rare book that is fun for both child and parent. A great gift for new parents.
Date published: 2013-01-27

Editorial Reviews

Everyone's favorite grouch of a fowl returns, though the spotlight is firmly fixed elsewhere. Never content to be merely a supporting character, The Pigeon nonetheless takes a backseat in a story in which The Duckling asks for and receives a cookie with nuts. Incensed, The Pigeon proceeds to rant about the various items and impossibilities he has asked for over the years, ignoring point blank the fact that The Duckling got his cookie by asking politely. At the end of the expected meltdown, the smaller bird reveals that he only got the cookie in the first place so that he could give it to The Pigeon. Flabbergasted ("Hubba- Whaa?!?"), our hero leaves with cookie in hand, and The Duckling reveals that his seeming sainthood-he shares slyness as well as color with Tweety Bird-may be a bit of an act. Even those who think they may have tired of The Pigeon's antics will find much to enjoy in this familiar but different outing. The importance of politeness is evident, but its delivery is not didactic in the least. Just as enjoyable as a read-aloud to a group or as a one-on-one lapsit, it's a pleasure to see Willems at the top of his game, and The Pigeon suitably humbled. (Picture book. 3-8)-Kirkus