Donald Duck fears he can never compete with the amazingly lucky Gladstone Gander in picking out the most spectacular birthday present for Daisy....
|Title||:||Some Ducks Have All the Luck (Donald Duck: Little Golden Books)|
|Format Type||:||Unknown Binding|
|Number of Pages||:||24 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Some Ducks Have All the Luck (Donald Duck: Little Golden Books) Reviews
Anonymous, Some Ducks Have All the Luck (Golden Press, 1987)Of the six new-to-us Golden Books that hit the doorstep last week, the clear loser is Some Ducks Have All the Luck, which the Bean hasn't even asked for a second time in the interim. It is exceptionally wordy for a Golden Book, especially one that was first printed as recently as 1987; I can't put the Bean's wandering attention completely down to his age, since he is quite capable of sitting attentively through older Golden books where wordiness was the rule (some of those form the late forties and fifties especially). This feels like an odd attempt to shoehorn a more adult story into a pre-lit book—the plotline concerns Daffy Duck and his main rival coming up with presents to court Daisy, and to the writer's credit or blame, I can't quite figure out which, he didn't really dumb that plotline down any; it feels more like a badly-written attempt at a Chaplin film than a Disney cartoon. Which might not be a bad thing, done well, but it isn't here. * ½
An interesting take on "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." Though Donald Duck ultimately picks a better present for Daisy Duck, Donald and Gladstone realize that they aren't too different: they both care about the same thing.