Duck Tents (Hardcover)

By Lynne Berry, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805086966, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2009

List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


"In a small backyard, by a squat stone fence, five little ducks pitch five duck tents. "
""The five little ducks are going camping They can't wait for a day of fun at the fishing hole. In the evening they sit around the campfire and toast marshmallows. But just as they're about to snuggle up tight and drift off to sleep, they hear a scary noise. "Whooo "can it be?

About the Author

LYNNE BERRY is the author of several books for young readers, including Duck Skates. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband. HIROE NAKATA has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Duck Tents

Praise for DUCK TENTS:

*"That rollicking and adorable quintet of ducks is back in a new seasonal adventure–camping. All of the excitement of living out of doors…are conveyed in bouncy, rhyming text paired with bright, cheerful watercolor illustrations. Young children will delight in the ducks’ adventures and mishaps while...absorbing subtle counting and color lessons. Stylish jacket design visually connects this title to its predecessors, Duck Skates (2005) and Duck Dunks (2008, both Holt). Pitch-perfect, it will leave children and adults looking forward to more escapades from these endearing ducks."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"With pitch-perfect rhymes that trip merrily along each page and airy, clever watercolors, this companion to Berry and Nakata's Duck Skates and Duck Dunks is infectious… Readers will be left with a taste for some outdoor adventures of their own."--Publishers Weekly

"A plot summary can’t convey this picture book’s charm, which lies in its cheerfully bouncing rhymed couplets and expressive ink-and-watercolor artwork. Both writer and illustrator understand young children’s thrill at being scared, but not too scared, before the story’s satisfying ending."--Booklist

"This would be an excellent introduction to camping for the wary, as it describes many of the key elements while gently addressing the potentially scary parts."--BCCB Praise for DUCK DUNKS: “Sure to be a hit.”—School Library Journal “After a read or three, listeners will chant right along, hoping there are more outings planned for this ducky family.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for DUCK SKATES:“The unfettered glee of Nakata's pictures makes this winter frolic hard to resist.”—Publishers Weekly “The steady rhythm makes this an appealing choice to read aloud, particularly one-on-one or with a small group.”—School Library Journal