Mallard Duck at Meadow View Pond - a Smithsonian's Backyard Book

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Growing up on the pond, Mallard Duck and his siblings have all sorts of adventure! Children will follow them as they grow from little hatchlings to young adults ready to migrate south for the winter. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Mallard Duck at Meadow View Pond is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!
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- An informative storyline and colorful illustrations
- Appropriate for ages 3-9
- Hardcover dimensions: 12 x 8 3/4 inches

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Wendy Pfeffer is an award-winning author of seventeen books. She has enjoyed an early career as a first grade teacher and as the founding director of a nursery school caring for 15 children each day. Now a full-time writer, she enjoys visiting schools where she makes presentations and conducts writing workshops. She lives in Pennington, NJ with her husband, Tom.

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reschool-Grade 3--Mallard Duck at Meadow View Pond follows the first season of a newly hatched mallard and his family. From his first swim on the second day of his life and his first meals of water fleas, mayflies and aquatic plants, to his early encounters with hawks and snapping turtles, young mallard matures under the warm spring sun. With the coming of summer, he and his siblings begin to lose their soft brown feathers. As fall approaches, the brood is mature and ready to test their wings. Wendy Pfeffer's descriptive text captures the habitat and clearly explains the development of the ducklings. At times the text is challenging for beginning readers, introducing such terms as clutch, plumage, preen, and iridescent. The luminescent paintings by Taylor Oughton bring the duck's pond world to life. The light and color of the art is beautiful. The accompanying cassette is well narrated and includes realistic sounds that bring alive the duck's world. Many young children are exposed to a plethora of humorous duck tales by the time they reach school, but this realistic story will put them in touch with the natural world of mallard ducks and the wildlife that surrounds them.
Emily Herman, Mary Lin Elementary School, Atlanta, GA
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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