Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
"Hey, look! A duck!"
"That's not a duck."
Rosenthal and Lichtenheld's best-selling picture book is a clever way to teach kids about seeing things differently.
The narrative is set up as a debate between readers regarding what they see on the page.
While one viewer thinks the image is surely a duck ("See, there's his bill."), on the next page it's easy to see why the other viewer thinks it's a rabbit ("What are you talking about? Those are ears, silly.").
The back-and-forth dialogue is silly and simple, enjoyable for early readers as they join in on the debate as they follow along.
Fun, smart, and simple.