By Phyllis Root
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Owner/ Operator of
“Help! Help! Who can help?”, one duck stuck in the
This is a wonderfully mathematic
and rhyming story, with a lesson about cooperation. Several pond friends
take turns trying to help free the duck, who’s stuck in the muck. Each new
group of animals have there own sound. Makes for a funny yet educational
story. Counting from “2 fish, splish, splish”, to “10 dragonflies,
zing, zing”. Unfortunately for the stuck duck, none of the animals have
The duck stays stuck
Deep in the muck
Down by the
Muggy, buggy marsh.”
The duck asks again, “Help!
Help! Who can help? We can, we can” says all the animals who have tried to
free the duck alone. They “splish, clomp, pleep, plop, plunk, sloth,
slosh, slink, and zing” together. They all worked together to help one
duck get unstuck. “SLUNK” This is one lucky duck.
Jane Chapman did a terrific job of illustrating this incredible
story. The bright blues, greens, and yellows really bring the pond to life.
The text is bold and the animals are easy to count. Your preschooler will be
delighted with the lively story.
recommend this book for preschool children age 2-5 years old.