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  • Age Range: For infants or children in preschool
  • Pub. Date: June 2005
  • 36pp
  • Sales Rank: 51,722

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    • Pub. Date: June 2005
    • Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
    • Format: Hardcover, 36pp
    • Sales Rank: 51,722
    • 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

    Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

    Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

    Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

    In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.


    Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.

    Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.

    Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.

    En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

    Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

    Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

    Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

    In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.


    Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.

    Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.

    Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.

    En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

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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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