Jump, Little Wood Ducks
Jump, Little Wood Ducks
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Annotation: Presents a cute, quirky picture book about three little ducklings who must find the courage to jump from their nest.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #143789
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Tekiela, Stan,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-591-93585-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-591-93585-8
Dewey: 598.4
Dimensions: 21 x 27 cm.
Language: English
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2
Lexile: 490L

"Jump, my pretty ducklings," Mama says. "See the trees, the flowers, the butterflies? See your handsome papa on the pond? Jump into the big, beautiful world."

"Our nest is beautiful," says duckling number one. "And big, too."

"The world looks just fine from up here," says the second duckling. 

The last duckling just whispers, "Uh-uh."

"Jump, my hungry ducklings," says Mama. "Think about water bugs. Think water lilies, smartweed, sweet flag. It's time for you to eat." 

"Not so very hungry," says duckling number one. 

"How about breakfast in bed?" says the second duckling. 

The last duckling just whispers, "Uh-uh."

Mama walks back and forth, back and forth at the bottom of the tree. The brothers and sisters walk back and forth, too. 

"If you don't jump," Mama says at last, "you will never, ever, ever learn to fly." 

"Who wants to do that?" cries duckling number one. 

"Our wings are much too small," says the second duckling. 

The last duckling just flaps those tiny wings and says,"FLY! I'VE WANTED TO FLY SINCE I WAS AN EGG!"

"Go!" cries the last duckling,and the first duckling





Excerpted from Jump, Little Wood Ducks by Marion Dane Bauer
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It's a long way down. Will they jump? If you were born high up in a tree, would you jump to the ground? That's what Wood Ducks are supposed to do, but three little ducklings aren't so sure. Mama Wood Duck calls for them to come, but her babies just won't budge! Will they find their courage when Mama tells them all about a Wood Duck's wonderful life? Internationally recognized children's author Marion Dane Bauer weaves a delightful tale that's both quirky and cute, while acclaimed nature photographer Stan Tekiela brings the story to life with engaging photographs of Wood Ducks in action. Stan and Marion's first three picture books are all award winners, and Jump, Little Wood Ducks is another heartwarming story, based on Wood Duck behavior.

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