Duck, Death And The Tulip

Duck Death and the Tulip Book Cover Death, a cute, robe-clad skull figure bearing a deep red tulip, comes to visit Duck in this quiet and strange picture book.  They develop an unusual, but beautiful friendship.  At the pond, Death gets chilled, and Duck comforts him.  They climb a tree.  Duck wonders about dying and the afterlife.  She is not afraid.  In the end, Duck dies and Death gently lays the tulip on her.  Surrealistic mixed-media artwork and deadpan humor extend the tender treatment of this difficult topic. mjw
Title: Duck, Death And The Tulip
Author: Wolf Erlbruch
: Wolf Erlbruch
: Gecko Press
: 2011
Original language
: German
: Catherine Chidgey
Original title
: Ente, Tod und Tulpe
Original publisher
: Verlag Antje Kunstmann Gmb H, Munchen
Original copyright
: 2007
: 978-1-877579-02-8
Hardcover pages
: 36
Age range
: 6-8
: Picture book
Author’s residence
: Germany
: 2008 German Youth Literature Prize Nomination, Illustrator has won 2006 Hans Christian Andersen a Award and the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
: Death, Ducks, Western Europe

1 thought on “Duck, Death And The Tulip

  1. holdencaulfieldcampion

    This is a beautiful book,I love the ironic last page I hope to do a review of it soon. I would consider this book a picture book for adults. I’m curious, do you ever get any feedback on it?


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