Review by: Laura
At the beginning, the five little ducks go out over the
hills and far away. Mother Duck calls to them by saying,
"Quack, quack, quack, quack". However, only four ducks
return. This continues until only one duck goes out. Mother
Duck calls one last time, only to have none of the five little ducks
Mother Duck is so sad! She is so sad all
through the fall and all through the winter. When Spring arrives,
Mother Duck goes out all by herself. She calls out, "Quack,
quack, quack, quack". Surprise! All of the five little
ducks come back. Except now they arenít little anymore - they
are all grown up! The five ducks come back with their own
families. Mother Duck is now Grandma Duck.
Two lessons can be learned from this book.
One is getting children to count backwards from five to zero.
This book is also a great way to introduce the
concept of emotions. Mother Duck was so sad when none of her
little ducks came back. Ask your preschooler, what makes you sad?
When the ducks returned with their new families, Mother Duck was
happy again. Ask your kids, what makes you happy?
This book is wonderful for young toddlers and
preschoolers. I recommend this book for children age 18 months and