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Lucky Ducklings

By Eva Moore   Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439448611 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.77" x 11.81" | Ages 5 to 7

An engaging and charming true rescue story illustrated by a Christopher Award winner!

Early one morning, Mama Duck takes her babies for a walk. They follow safely behind her as they leave their pond, waddle through the park, and stop in the little sunlit town's parking lot for yummy breakfast.

But one by one, Mama's little ducklings get separated when they disappear into the slats of the town's storm drain. How three firemen and a pickup truck rush to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again.

Award-winning artist Nancy Carpenter and veteran author Eva Moore have created a delightful new classic with an inspiring environmental message.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Lucky Ducklings

"An unabashedly adorable caper, this crowd-pleaser already feels like a classic." -The New York Times Book Review

*"This generation's duckling rescue story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Writer and artist have conspired to give children a sure-to-be classic that they're sure to love." -School Library Journal, starred review

"This book impresses all on its own with its fine design, compelling story, expressive images and gentle environmental message." -Kirkus

"Moore's expert use of pattern and repetition as she names each of the ducklings . . . is nicely echoed in individual illustrated vignettes and will make this a good choice for reading aloud." -Horn Book