The wonderful Duck! Rabbit! is the newest book from the prolific Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who you might know for children’s books like Little Pea or even her wonderful adult book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. In this title, she’s teamed up with pirates-and-monsters artist Tom Lichtenheld to breathe new life into the classic duck/rabbit optical illusion.
Are those phalanges a duck’s bill or a rabbit’s ears? Is the eye facing left or right? The (heated) discussion continues between two unseen narrators on every page.
Though she has no opinion regarding whether it’s a DUCK! or RABBIT! my daughter likes it best when I change up the voices. Sometimes we use regional dialects. Sometimes we go international. I find the Elmer Fudd voice to work best for the rabbit fan.