The Story About Ping (Red Fox picture books)

 
9780099294214: The Story About Ping (Red Fox picture books)

Ping the yellow duck hides from his whole family one night to try and avoid a spanking. There is no sign of any of them the next morning, and Ping's subsequent adventures make him long to go home - whatever the price. Marjorie Flack's story set on the Yangtze River was first published in the 1930s.

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The tale of a little duck alone on the Yangtze River, The Story About Ping is a sweet and funny book with wonderfully rich and colourful illustrations. On a day like any other, Ping sets off from the boat he calls home with his comically large family in search of "pleasant things to eat". On this particular day, he is accidentally left behind when the boat leaves. Undaunted, the little duck heads out onto the Yangtze in search of his family, only to find new friends and adventures--and a bit of peril--around every bend. The exceptional illustrations bring the lush Yangtze to life, from Ping's family to the trained fishing birds he finds himself among, to the faithfully rendered boats and fishermen. Certainly intended to be read aloud, The Story About Ping deserves a place on every young reader's (or listener's) shelf. (Picture book)

About the Author:

Marjorie Flack was an award-winning author and illustrator best known for "The Story About Ping." She was born in Greenport, Long Island, New York, in 1897 and died in 1958. Kurt Wiese was an award-winning German illustrator. He wrote and illustrated 20 of his own books, and then illustrated another 300 books for other authors.

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