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Just Ducky: A Web-Footed Dozen
No matter the season, it's always duck weather. Pick up a few of these good eggs to share with your own set of lucky ducks.
Broome, Errol. Drusilla the Lucky Duck; illus. by Sharon Thompson. Annick, 2003. Gr. 2-4.
This light-hearted Australian chapter book explores the unique bond that unites a girl and her pet duck. (BCCB 12/03)
Chen, Chih-Yuan. Guji Guji; written and illus. by Chih-Yuan Chen. Kane/Miller, 2004. 4-7 yrs
Having grown up thinking he is one of a family of ducks, crocodile Guji Guji uses his wits to save his adoptive family from a trio of his hungry reptilian relatives. (BCCB 9/04)
Cronin, Doreen. Giggle, Giggle, Quack; illus. by Betsy Lewin. Simon, 2002. 4-6 yrs
The practical jokes of barnyard animals (including a poker-faced duck) take center stage in this sly sequel to Click Clack Moo (BCCB 9/00). (BCCB 6/02)
Hindley, Judy. Do Like a Duck Does!; illus. by Ivan Bates. Candlewick, 2002. 3-5 yrs
Mama Duck's quick thinking saves the her little ducklings from the fox in this chantable rhyming fable. (BCCB 4/02)
James, Simon. Little One Step; written and illus. by Simon James. Candlewick, 2003. 2-5 yrs
On a woodland hike, the smallest of three ducklings feels so tired he thinks he can't make it home to Mama, until his older brother teaches him a game called “One Step.” (BCCB 4/03)
Luthardt, Kevin. Peep!; written and illus. by Kevin Luthardt. Peachtree, 2003. Gr. K-2.
Using just a dozen different words, the author tells the story of a boy who finds a hatching duckling, raises it to adulthood, and waves good-bye as the duck flies away in the fall. (BCCB 4/03)
Palatini, Margie. Stinky Smelly Feet: A Love Story; illus. by Ethan Long. Dutton, 2004. 5-8 yrs
Overpowering foot odor threatens romance in this tale of true love between a loyal duck and a dashing drake. (BCCB 6/04)
Peters, Lisa Westberg. Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck; illus. by Sam Williams. Greenwillow, 2000. 1-4 yrs
Toddlers and babies will love the playful rhythm, repetition, and rhyme of this chronicle of Little Duck's yearning for spring. (BCCB 5/00)
Polacco, Patricia. John Philip Duck; written and illus. by Patricia Polacco. Philomel, 2004. 7-10 yrs
In this imaginative story (based on the history of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, but by no means fettered by facts), a young boy works to protect a pet he loves by training his duck to strut to the music of a Sousa march. (BCCB 10/04)
Shannon, David . Duck on a Bike; written and illus. by David Shannon. Blue Sky/Scholastic, 2002. 3-5 yrs
Led by the freewheeling Duck, the whole crowd of barnyard denizens jump at the chance to try out bike riding when a group of children leaves their bikes unattended. (BCCB 3/02)
Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; written and illus. by Mo Willems. Hyperion, 2004. 5-8 yrs
A devious duckling gets the incorrigible pigeon to share his coveted hot dog. (BCCB 7/04)
Ziefert, Harriet. A Dozen Ducklings Lost and Found; illus. by Donald Dreifuss. Lorraine/Houghton, 2003. 3-6 yrs
Eight of a dozen ducklings get lost while on a walk with their mother (they fall into fresh fencepost holes) and then are found again in this comforting counting story. (BCCB 4/03)
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