291. “The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” by Mo Willems

If you have at least one sibling (or two children), then you know what a sibling rivalry means.  Mommy, why did he get two gifts for his birthday and I got just one? Daddy, she’s got a bigger scoop of ice-cream! Or perhaps, you have had a mean class mate or a jealous colleague, and you don’t need me to explain to you the unhealthy competition, either.  What?! He’s got an A and got only a B?! But if you are up for some giggles or need a way to bridge to your little people concepts of sharing and not comparing, the Pigeon and the Duckling might come in handy.

The Duckling asked for a cookie and got one. With nuts. The Pigeon is furious. How come the Duckling got a cookie, WITH NUTS? Pigeon’s favorite.  The duck got it just by asking for it. The Pigeon asks for so many things and gets nothing. Nobody lets him ride a bus,  have a personal iceberg or a hot-dog party. He doesn’t get a story or a hug, even. Now he didn’t he get a cookie. Why?!

What would you do if you were the Duckling? You’d be the smarter one and gave the Pigeon the cookie, right? And that’s just what happened. After all, you can ask for another one. Without nuts, just to be on the safe side.

Once again, top-notch scribbles and doodles by this one and only master of humor.  Superbly hilarious, inventive and memorable.