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Hello, Mandarin Duck!

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When Hao sees a duck in the park during the May day Parade, she wants to do the right thing. With the help of her friends and some foot tapping, heart stopping moments later, she takes the duck home. Not only does she learn about the duck habitat and behavior in the process, she also learns about different ways to say Hello and welcome- in many different languages. 

A kid friendly book with all the lovely themes and actions that engages the young reader. The author has cleverly used the setting to allow children to take the initiative to frame the problem and find a solution. This is a great example of #Ownvoices. Teachers can use them in the classroom for lessons on #birds #celebrations, and own voices stories.
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A group of friends do their best to help a lost duck find its way back to the pond. They meet many new faces along the way. The best part of this book was the introduction to so many languages.
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I really liked the idea behind this book and it is a good story and a great way to look at covering inclusion for young children, but for me the approach was a little heavy-handed and it didn’t really work for me.   I liked the mix of languages that were used, that was a great touch.  It is 3 stars from me for this one, it is a great idea but the execution of the story and the images didn’t really work for me but may for others – it is still one I would recommend
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A beautiful children's book celebrating many ethnicities as the children try to help a lost duck find its way. Different children welcome the duck in their native language and offer suggestions on how to lead the duck to water. The duck at first is frightened of the May Day parade but recieves encouragement from the onlookers. Eventually she is dancing in the parade and leading the way to the pond. I loved the glossary at the end which teaches you many different greetings in many languages. Teaches kindness, acceptance and collaboration.
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Cute picture book about inclusiveness. 

A May Day parade gets a new participant, a Mandarin duck, which seems out of place. But the children welcome him to their lives, and help him to find the pond.

A very multinational group of children help the duck find its way home. And the back of the book gives a glossary of all the non-English greetings the children make for the duck.

A nice way to show how to treat refugees, with a slight nod about avoiding the police thrown in.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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A wonderful story about kids who discover a mandarin duck! A super adorable story about what happens when a duck wonders into a neighborhood. It is a great book filled with various ways to say "hello" in different languages. I think its a fun way to teach kids how to say "Hi" in different languages, there is also a guide in the back of the book to help. The art style of the book is absolutely charming too! I had a lot of fun reading this book.
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In <u>Hello, Mandarin Duck!</u> a group of neighborhood children gather in the park during the May Day Parade. There, they discover a new resident in need of assistance, a lone Mandarin Duck. Together, they work on marching him back towards the pond. This was a cute little story about team work and friendship. I really enjoyed the diverse characters and the multiculturalism celebrated at the May Day Parade, as well as all of the languages!
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I got this on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!
This a very cute picturebook that introduces saying hello / greeting someone through a group of children meeting a mandarin duck. The children / people use their own languages when greeting the duck, which really showcases the diversity in the community! I really loved that, and the spread where the police is coming and they are scared really did what it was supposed to! It filled me with dread for the children, and showing stuff like these in picturebooks is really important to highlight the everyday life for children across America!
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This is one of those little books for little people that wants to try and disguise its issues somewhat in a story, but doesn't quite succeed.  Some children are concerned a mandarin duck, the likes of which they've never met before, is lost, and that it might get caught up in the town's May Day Parade.  It's not, however, a look at animal care and how to help wild creatures – no, it's immediately apparent, when every single kid that turns up to witness the drama says "hello" to the duck in a completely different language, that it's a piece about morals – and specifically the moral of how everyone deserves to be spoken to civilly, and welcomed, in exactly the same way.  Hmong, Karen, Lao, and indigenous American tongues are all here, and in a way it's wonderful to witness the diversity of this fictional community, but it is a little bit too heavy-handed.
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