Puffin, Paperback, 9780142402771, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 13, 2005
One Mama Duck paddles and quacks. One, two, three ducklings swim behind. But Dawdle Duckling doesn't follow dutifully behind Mama Duck like his three siblings do. He's too busy preening and playing, splashing and spinning, dunking and dipping . . . and always, always dreaming. Dawdlers and moms alike will love this cheerful, reassuring tale of youthful rebellion and parental protection, with an exciting surprise ending!
Toni Buzzeo, a former teacher and school librarian, is now a full time author with many picture books to her credit, including Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten, The Sea Chest, and the Caldecott Honor winner One Cool Friend. She and her husband, Ken, divide their time between Sarasota, Florida and Buxton, Maine.
There's so much for little ones to like here. (Booklist)