A Paddling of Ducks (Hardcover)

Animals in Groups from A to Z

By Marjorie Blain Parker, Joseph Kelly (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781553376828, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

List Price: 16.95*
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Featuring groups of animals from an army of ants to a herd of zebras, this book takes young children on a wildly imaginative tour through a zany animal kingdom. Each group of animals is described using a collective noun (for example, a skulk of foxes, a nest of vipers, a labor of moles). Joseph Kelly's richly detailed illustrations show animals engaged in gently surreal play on a summer day in various park-like settings. Young readers will revel in the visual jokes and puns on every page.

About the Author

Marjorie Blain Parker is the author of Jasper's Dayand A Paddling of Ducks. Over the years, she and her family have shared their home with a banana king snake, a hamster, numerous fish and two ducks.

Joseph Kelly is a commercial and industrial artist. He is illustrator of the Martin Bridge series of chapter books and A Paddling of Ducks. He lives in Sonoma, California.

Praise For A Paddling of Ducks: Animals in Groups from A to Z

The illustrations of the various creatures are vivid and detailed.—School Library Journal

This ABC book provides a delightfully offbeat introduction to collective nouns.—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review