Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Judy Horacek
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Ducks Away! is a creative counting tale about a mother duck and her five ducklings. When the duck family begins to cross a bridge, the ducklings take a tumble, and one by one they end up in the water below. The mother duck must come to their rescue and join them in the water. In the end, the ducklings are so happy to be reunited with their mom.
Colorful illustrations, silly rhymes, and adorable ducks make this book one to recommend to parents and teachers of toddlers and preschoolers. The duck countdown is a great way to teach children about numbers one through five in an interesting and exciting way. This new spin on the mother duck with baby ducks in tow story is a refreshing and joyful read. Ducks Away! brings sunshine to story time and will captivate the interest of your young ones.