Fun, friendship, and adventure!
Baby Duck's mama warns him not to swim past the old stone bridge unless he's with a duck who can fly. Luckily, Baby Duck meets what appears to be the perfect new friend--it can swim and fly, and it isn't afraid of anything. The two of them make an incredible journey to the sea. And when Baby Duck has to find his own way home, he discovers something amazing about himself.
Award-winning author Frank Asch and his son, Devin, have written a heartwarming story about a little duckling who finds it within himself to spread his wings . . . and fly!
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FRANK ASCH is the award-winning author of many popular children's books, including Good Night, Baby Bear; Baby Bird's First Nest; and the Moonbear series.
DEVIN ASCH is Frank Asch's talented son, who makes his children's book debut with Baby Duck's New Friend. The Asch family lives in Middletown Springs, Vermont.
reS-K-Baby Duck goes exploring, keeping in mind his mother's admonition not to go past the bridge unless he is with a companion capable of flying. When a yellow rubber duck drops from a truck crossing the bridge, the duckling is certain that he has found a friend that fills that requirement. He follows his new acquaintance downstream, past a fox, over a waterfall, and into the ocean. When both ducks are finally tossed ashore, a passing boy finds the toy and takes it home. Frightened and alone, Baby Duck angrily flaps his wings, and soon discovers that he can fly. He takes to the air and follows the river home, where he explains to his anxious mother that he met a new friend. She gives him a minnow and tells him that tomorrow is the big day when he will learn how to fly. Like most children, he is way ahead of mom. Drawn in pen and ink and colorized in Adobe Photoshop, the serviceable illustrations are clear and bright but add little to the text. Also, the story's premise, that the falling rubber duck appears to be flying, will be difficult for the intended audience to understand, as will some of the subsequent events. For the most part, there is very little excitement or tension here. Like a Saturday-morning cartoon, this tale depends upon incredible circumstances and survival by dumb luck.
Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL
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Book Description Gulliver Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0152022570
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152022570