By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino
Candlewick Press, 2012
Format: Non-fiction Picture Book
Ages: 4-8 years
What does a duck do everyday? One young girl wonders who is making all the quacking noise, then decides to learn all about ducks. The main story tells little bits of information about ducks. (Like what colors the females or males are and how they get food.) However, there are also other facts printed a bit smaller for the duck-loving-reader to learn more about ducks. (For example one smaller fact says, “Mallard ducks make their nests on the ground and lay between 8 and 13 eggs.”) So readers of various attention spans can learn all sorts of facts about ducks. This is a fun non-fiction book about an animal that children are most likely to see around their neighborhoods.
What to Do After Reading This Book:
Go to a park or a pace with water where there are ducks. Watch them, feed them, listen to them.
Pretend you are a duck and waddle around the house.
Draw a picture of a duck.
Go for a walk and look for feathers on the ground.
Go swimming. See if you can float like a duck. Swim like a duck. Dive like a duck.
See if you can have a whole conversation just by using the word, “Quack!”