Newborn Quack-Quack's quest for his mother first leads him into friendly encounters with a frog, an owl, a swan, and a flamingo, after which he searches a dangerous marsh, where Mama Duck rescues him from a hungry predator
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PreSchool-Grade 1 When a hungry fox threatens Mama Duck's nest, she lures him far away, unaware that in the meantime her egg has hatched and her little duckling, Quack-Quack, is searching for her. Each animal he meets tries to describe Mama Duck: ``She has feathers,'' says Mama Frog, and Quack-Quack is led to Owl, who indeed has feathers, but. . . . ``Your mother has white feathers and an orange beak,'' says Owl, but that description only leads Quack-Quack to Swanand so on. Finally he goes into the bamboo where Mama Duck was last seen and is almost caught by the fox before Mama rescues him. The crayon and pencil drawings are lovely, the animals expressively portrayed, and youngsters will respond both to the cumulative (if a bit stilted) dialogue and to Quack-Quack's predicament. One quibble: ducks usually do not lay a single egg, but rather as many as a dozen at a time. Reminiscent of Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Random, 1960), this will have much the same appeal. Kathleen Brachmann, Highland Park Public Library, Ill.
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Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374461414