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10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

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  • Age Range: For infants or children in preschool
  • Pub. Date: June 2005
  • 36pp
  • Sales Rank: 69,203

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    • Pub. Date: June 2005
    • Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
    • Format: Hardcover, 36pp
    • Sales Rank: 69,203
    • Age Range: For infants or children in preschool

    Synopsis

    Ahoy! Here We Go
    Around the World with 10 Little Rubber Ducks

    "Ducks overboard!" shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The 10 little rubber ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But, as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight — and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

    In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle also takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words, and learn simple math concepts such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

    All aboard for a world of learning and fun!

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    When a storm strikes a cargo ship, ten rubber ducks are tossed overboard and swept off in ten different directions. Based on a factual incident.

    Our story begins when a box of rubber ducks falls off a cargo ship-a real event that inspired this renowned author/illustrator to imagine their individual fates: "The 3rd little rubber duck drifts north. A polar bear growls at it. The 4th little rubber duck drifts south. A flamingo stares at it." In a heartwarming twist, a family of real ducks adopts the 10th rubber duck, who happily replies to their quacks with a "squeak" made audible by a push button on the last page. Carle's sunny, signature tissue-paper collages offer gorgeous depictions of sea creatures, and his well-chosen words teach counting and directional concepts too. (ages 2 to 4)
    Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005

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    Biography

    Children learn about the natural world in Eric Carle's original, charming books, which include classics such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Carle's vivid tissue-paper illustrations and innovations in book design have made him an author whose longevity and continued popularity are testaments to his beloved status among young readers and parents.

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    Great book but I want the one that squeaks!by Anonymous

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    February 24, 2012: I want to purchase the version where on the last page, you press the rubber duck and he squeaks. According to the summary and previous reviews, I figured it did. What I received was a hardcover but it's a board book and it does not squeak. Will be returning and trying to find the other version.

    10 Little Rubber Ducksby Anonymous

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    October 18, 2009: I bought the book for my 2 year old great niece and she loves it!


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