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Duck! Rabbit!

Title: Duck! Rabbit!

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthan and Tom Lichtenheld
Age: preschool, early elementary
Description: A story of perspective. Is it a duck? Is a rabbit? It all depends on how you look at it!

Goals/Concepts:

  • Perspective Taking
  • Flexibility
  • Social Language Skills

Why I like this book: It’s a great model for perspective taking, fun illustrations, and kids love it. It always gets kids talking, and in social groups with each other (which is often the goal)!

Ideas for use:

  • It’s a great model when teaching kids about flexibility, and that everyone has different ideas.
  • A great compliment to Michelle Garcia Winner’s Unthinkable Program© (Social Thinking© ) when introducing “Rock Brain” (a character who is inflexible).
  • Draw an abstract shape (anything will do, oval, cloud shape, square, etc.) and make copies. Give to kids and have them turn the shape into something. See how many different ideas there are, and how there are no right answers. We all have different ideas in our head.
  • Great book to discuss tone of voice with early elementary kids and older. The dialogue in this story is great for modeling how we say things. Have students try the dialogue and try different tones of voice. Sarcastic, angry, friendly/joking….and different situations when that would be expected/unexpected (language from Social Thinking©).

Submitted by: Meghan G. Graham M.S. CCC-SLP

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