#blogbookaday: Ducks Away!

5 Jun

Ducks Away!.jpgSummary:  “Count along with Mother Duck as her ducklings try to waddle across the bridge. When a sudden gust of wind sweeps one of Mother Duck’s ducklings into the river, she doesn’t know what to do. With four ducklings on the bridge and one below, Mother Duck is torn as to which way to go. Suddenly, a second duck falls and Mother Duck grows more panicked. Should she stay on the bridge or fly down to her ducklings in the river?

As she paces and frantically quacks, the remaining ducklings playfully plop one by one into the river until all of the siblings are happily floating along. Now that all five ducklings are safely in the water, Mother Duck flies down to join in the fun, relieved to have all her ducklings together again.

Mem Fox introduces young readers to the basic math principles of addition and subtraction.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Mama Duck is taking her five little ducklings across the bridge when oops! – one falls into the water below. Soon, it’s siblings get to curious not to see what’s happening and Mama Duck is stuck with some of her flock on the bridge and some down below. I think kids will love the simple math and silly ducks as they fall into the water and with a repetitive chorus, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone!

Personal Reaction: Similar in style to 5 Little Monkeys this story is sure to be a hit at storytime and would make a great flannel board story very easily – you’ll need 5 little ducks, a Mama Duck, and a bridge!

Title: Ducks Away!
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Judy Horacek
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 30, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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