Little Ducks Go (I Like to Read) (Paperback)

By Emily Arnold McCully

Holiday House, 9780823439881, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/15/2015)
Hardcover (2/1/2014)

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Description

Now in a 6x9 size, perfect for little hands! A walk in town turns into a harrowing adventure for six little ducklings in this Guided Reading Level C Book.

Following their mother down the street, the baby ducklings are swept up in a gush of water and washed down a storm drain. "Quack!" says their mother. "Cheep cheep!" call the babies.

Sailing through the sewer pipes, the little ducks go, as mother duck chases them from drain to drain, trying to keep them calm. When her quacks attract the attention of a kind-hearted man, the little ducks are rescued!

With warm, nostalgic watercolor paintings, Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully takes readers on a journey, chasing the little ducklings and their mother through the streets of a small town and a busier city. Perfect for young readers, this is a satisfying story of accidental adventure-- with a happy ending.

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year!

The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!

For readers who've mastered basic sight words already, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences, suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers, and introduce a wider range of high-frequency vocabulary words. Move onto Level D once you've mastered them!


About the Author

Emily Arnold McCully has always loved to read, and began drawing at a young age. The author and illustrator of many children's books, she has won many prestigious awards, including a Christopher Award for Picnic and the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire. She has written several I Like to Read titles, including Pete Won't Eat and Min Makes a Machine. She lives in New York.


Praise For Little Ducks Go (I Like to Read)

"The watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations capture both the details of the sunny day and the dark drains as the chase moves from quiet town to busy city streets, ramping up the tension. It all ends with a very clever rescue scene and a nice lesson in generosity and cooperation to boot."—Booklist

"It would be easy to believe that the energetic pen-and-watercolor illustrations were sketched from life as McCully followed ducks around her neighborhood. . . . Very few readers will remain unmoved as that mother duck runs from grating to grating, trying to catch a glimpse of her children; everyone loves a duck."—Kirkus Reviews

"The color and hue of the pictures feel vintage, reminiscent of earlier picture book styles. The descriptive images paired with ideal text for early readers and the satisfying ending make this book a suitable addition to most collections."—School Library Journal

"The minimal text of this beginning reader helpfully uses repetition of words and phrases, very short sentences ('Little ducks go. They go down.'), and a large, clear sans serif font to support novice readers . . . the personable, detailed line and watercolor illustrations add interest to the restricted text."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books