FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game that earns him the name of Little One Step.
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Simon James is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including THE BIRDWATCHERS, THE WILD WOODS, DAYS LIKE THIS, SALLY AND THE LIMPET, the Jake books, and LEON AND BOB which was named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book of the Year.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Three ducklings find themselves lost and alone in a wood. The youngest one is fearful of the distance home and overwhelmed by longing for his mama. His older siblings persuade him to try a game of "One Step" to encourage him to keep walking. Step by step, he continues, after a practice loop, to follow his brothers, who bestow the name "Little One Step" on him. When he gets discouraged, his brothers rally him with a reminder to continue the game. Soon the determined duckling passes his brothers and leads them straight across woods and fields to their relieved mama. Children will delight in-and identify with-the youngest duckling who watches his feet the whole time and chants "One step-one step-." Abundant white space surrounds the line drawings suffus-ed with buttery yellow and peach watercolor tones. The blending of the straightforward text with the simple drawings and color scheme keeps the focus directly on the ducklings and their plight. This satisfying tale about perseverance will find an eager audience at storytimes, on a parent's lap, and with independent readers.
Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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Book Description Turtleback Books, 2016. Library Binding. Book Condition: Brand New. bound for schools & libraries ed. edition. 32 pages. 11.60x8.30x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0606379495