Published by Scholastic Press
Summary: Monkey is excited to enter the rhyming contest with the grand prize of a three-day cruise. All he needs is to get Duck to create a rhyme with him. Unfortunately, Duck will only say, “Quack!” Finally, Monkey comes up with a solution—make a rhyme with words that rhyme with quack. The two friends perform flawlessly, and a week later, they are headed out to sea. Monkey tells Duck he knew they’d win. “The two of us, we have a knack. Don’t you agree? And Duck said (turn the page) ‘Let’s get some ice cream.’”
Pros: A quick-moving story full of fun rhymes, and the humor of Duck constantly blowing it by saying “Quack”…until that final page when he surprises everyone!
Cons: You can’t really win a three-day cruise by winning a rhyming contest.