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One Duck Stuck

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One Duck Stuck
Written by Phyllis Root
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763638177
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One Duck Stuck
A Mucky Ducky Counting Book

author: Phyllis Root

illustrator: Jane Chapman

One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, manage to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? Bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman enhance this one-of-a-kind counting tale by Phyllis Root a feast of sounds and numbers sure to have listeners scrambling to join in the slippy, sloppy fun.
"Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book has lots of sound effects that children will love to replicate. . . . Great fun." Booklist
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pub date:
Big Book / Paperback
age range:
2 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 17 7/8" x 15 1/2"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
Animals; Concepts;
author’s comments:
Phyllis Root says she wanted One Duck Stuck to be "a north woods wetlands counting book, accurate to the marshes of Minnesota. All the animals are actually found there. I love to go canoeing and camping, and this book is a composite of my experiences."
illustrator’s comments:
Jane Chapman does all her painting in her kitchen, looking out onto the garden. "The color blue in One Duck Stuck is the exact same blue that's in my kitchen," she says. Although she has a pet tortoise named Muggs, who at age 70 is a family heirloom, one day she would like to have a duck as well.
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