‘Can I Join Your Club?,’ by John Kelly and Steph Laberis.

Duck wants to join a club but finds that he lacks the necessary qualifications.

What should he do?


Duck wanted to make some new friends so he took the sensible step of deciding to join a club.  Unfortunately, his inability to roar meant that he was laughed out Lion Club.  The fact he had arms and wings meant he wasn’t eligible for Snake Club.  His poor memory meant he could forget joining Elephant Club.  Feeling unwanted, Duck did the only sensible thing.  He set up his own ‘Duck Club.’  But do the other animals have what it takes to join…?

Young children just starting school or pre-school will instantly identify with Duck and his hunt to find new friends – this book is a brilliant lesson in making friends and a great first introduction to the ideas of inclusivity and belonging.  Ideas which are very relevant in the current political climate.

With quirky, witty illustrations and humour-packed text, you’ll definitely want to be part of Duck Club.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Little Tiger Press for sending me this title to review*


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