This is a delightful tale of a ducks at play from the creator of "Floss and Goodnight", Harry. The ducklings, Seymour and Henry, don't want to stop playing at the end of the day. It's far more fun to run away and hide. But they wait and they wait, and still Mummy doesn't come. Then, plip plop, the rain starts to fall, and hiding doesn't seem nearly as much fun. So back run Seymour and Henry, as fast as they can, to Mummy, who is waiting to take them home to bed.
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Kim Lewis is an artist, author and printmaker. Born in Canada, she studied fine arts in Montreal before moving to the UK. From a series of real life farm stories (Floss, Just Like Floss, Emma's Lamb) to the imaginative world of a stuffed elephant called Harry, Kim has always tried to capture the wonders of a child's life in the countryside. She lives with her family in Northumberland.From School Library Journal:
PreS—This reassuring yet slight story stars a pair of stuffed-animal ducklings. When their mother tells them that it is time to leave the pond and go home, they run off and play instead, hiding and waiting for her to find them. But when it starts to rain, they return to her, and she takes them to their cozy nest. Done in pencil crayon and chalk pastel, the illustrations are soft-edged and sweet, with chubby, beady-eyed yellow ducklings sporting T-shirts and tufts of white fuzz on the tops of their heads. The action pages are done as a series of smaller vignettes, endowing the pictures with a sense of motion. The scenes with the mother duck are full-bleed spreads, emphasizing her comforting presence. Even the spot art is presented on light blue washes, giving the whole book—from its yellow plaid endpapers (which echo the mother's patterned coloring) to the final page of the brothers tucked into bed—a gentle, inviting feeling. Although the text is a bit longer than might be ideal for the intended audience, the use of sound words such as "pit-a-pat" and "plip-plop" as well as the distinctly toddlerlike sensibility of the ducklings is likely to appeal to younger listeners. A pleasant addition to larger collections.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11140632440X
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Kim Lewis (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M140632440X