|Ducks on the road : a counting adventure|
Author: Lobel, Anita
Ten little ducks go for a walk with their parents but one by one, they get distracted and go off on their own adventures, meeting new friends along the way.
Kirkus Reviews (11/01/20)
The Hornbook (00/05/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/01/2020 Ten little ducks are walking down the road, following Mama and Papa Duck. The last duckling stops to greet a new friend, “Hello Frog!” and stays to talk. Now nine little ducks are walking down the road, and one by one, their number continues to dwindle. Initially oblivious, Mama and Papa finally realize that their ducklings are missing and hurry back to find them. Counting their young, they realize that they now have 11, as one of the new friends is a duckling. The ducks all quack and swim in a tiny pond, surrounded by the nine other animals, making their own distinctive sounds. The nicely cadenced story reads aloud beautifully and offers many opportunities for kids to chime in by naming each animal the little ducks meet, by counting the number of ducklings at various points along the way, and by imitating the sounds that their new friends make. Created with rounded lines, gentle colors, and a profusion of flowers, Lobel’s sunny gouache-and-colored-pencil illustrations brighten every page. An inviting picture book, well designed for young children. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.