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Author: Fox, Mem
One by one five little ducklings tumble off the bridge into the river below--and mother duck follows them.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 194928
Kirkus Reviews (10/15/17)
School Library Journal (02/01/18)
The Hornbook (+) (00/01/18)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-K–A duck's walk across a bridge with her ducklings is interrupted by a gust of wind that brings about a chain reaction. The ducklings follow mom one by one until, just as the fifth one joins the group, a strong wind blows the little one into the river. "Oh no!' quacked Mother Duck. What should I do? Where should I go, with four on the bridge and one below?'" As each duckling peers over the edge, it, too, falls into the water while Mother Duck repeats her lament, substituting different numbers as the amount of offspring on the bridge and below change. Finally, she dives into the water with her ducklings' encouragement. All the number words, used as each duckling joins the walk and when Mother Duck speaks, are printed in orange, making them highly visible on white ground. The cartoon illustrations depict the ducks with simple shapes outlined in black and are filled with humor. VERDICT With visual and written cues that facilitate counting and simple addition and subtraction practice, and repetitive rhyming text that invites participation, this offering is an outstanding choice for group sharing.—Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Cambridge, MA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.