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Ducks Away!

By Mem Fox   Illustrated by Judy Horacek   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338185669 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.96" x 9.2" | Ages 3 to 5

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338257342 Ebook
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 5

A delightful counting tale about a family of ducks from internationally bestselling picture book author Mem Fox and illustrator Judy Horacek.

Count along with Mother Duck as her ducklings try to waddle across the bridge. When a sudden gust of wind sweeps one of Mother Duck's ducklings into the river, she doesn't know what to do. With four ducklings on the bridge and one below, Mother Duck is torn as to which way to go. Suddenly, a second duck falls and Mother Duck grows more panicked. Should she stay on the bridge or fly down to her ducklings in the river?

As she paces and frantically quacks, the remaining ducklings playfully plop one by one into the river until all of the siblings are happily floating along. Now that all five ducklings are safely in the water, Mother Duck flies down to join in the fun, relieved to have all her ducklings together again.

Mem introduces young readers to the basic math principles of addition and subtraction.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Good Night, Sleep Tight:

"Sure to be requested and welcome for lapsits and reciting together any time of day." —Kirkus Reviews

"The pictures' visual directness, and goofy playfulness capture the spirit of the timeless rhymes and the enviable relationship between the lanky storyteller and his adoring audience." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Where is the Green Sheep?:

"This neat and satisfying wedding of text and art... Laughs and interactive play will ensue among readers and listeners, alone or in groups." —Booklist

Praise for Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes:

"An instant classic . . . there's real magic at work here." —Publishers Weekly

"A gentle, joyous offering." —Booklist

"Fox's lifting verse just has to be read aloud, and preschoolers will quickly pick up on and join in on the anticpated refrain." —The Horn Book Magazine