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Mar 31, 2020
| ISBN 9780823445646
| 2-5 years
Feb 02, 2021
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Mar 31, 2020 | ISBN 9780823445646 | 2-5 years
Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780823445806 | Baby-3
In this international best-seller, Little Duckling will get wet. . . . but only when it’s ready! All ducks must swim, says the big duck. But the little duckling isn’t ready to swim–not yet. One by one, other animals come to try to convince the little duckling to jump in. They push and shove, but the little duckling is firm: not yet! With irresistible art and a story that builds and builds as the duckling stands firm, this is a perfect read-aloud that encourages young listeners to think about their own needs and keep healthy boundaries–and to be brave when they are ready to try something new. From the hilarious pile of animals trying to get little duckling to dive in, to the final view of little duckling swimming along happily, Gek Tessaro’s colorful, cut-paper collage art is lively and reminiscent of classics like Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar. With its patterned text and unexpected, hilarious ending, this international best-seller, originally from Italy, is a perfect read-aloud, sure to provide an engaging experience. A Junior Library Guild Selection!
Little Duckling will get wet–but only in its own time!The little duckling wouldn’t get wet. No. Not yet. The little duckling isn’t ready, and no matter how many animal friends come along to try to push, only the duckling can decide when the time is right. Encourage a strong sense of self early in life with this delightful board book.Author Gek Tessaro’s colorful art has a cut-paper style reminiscent of Eric Carle. Playful language in a patterned text interacts with the visuals to provide an engaging experience for any toddler at story time, bed time, or pool time.
“[A] satisfying tale of determination and good timing.”—The Wall Street Journal
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