Five Little Ducks

Five Little Ducks

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First published in 1989, this charming Raffi Songs to Read/reg/ has fresh appeal as a board book that the youngest child can hold. With sweet illustrations by veteran children's book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers. They'll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return. Sadly, Mother Duck waits alone through all four seasons until spring returns and with it her five ducks, all grown up-along with their new families of baby ducks.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 176 x 228 x 4mm | 100g
  • Crown Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations, music
  • 0517583607
  • 9780517583609
  • 389,942

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Illus. in full color. "Vivid pictures tell the tale of a mother duck who loses her ducklings, one by one. A happy ending is assured when they return with ducklings of their own. Music and chords are included. The title is well done, giving a visual dimension to a popular children's song, and will be successful for story times and general library use."--"School Library Journal.
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Back cover copy

One of my greatest rewards as a children's entertainer has been discovering how naturally and easily young children respond to music. They love to hear their favorite songs over and over and they quickly become familiar with the words. As children listen and sing, they are learning the concepts that underlie beginning reading: story, sequence of events, rhyme, and ryhthm.

The repetition and predictable pattern of my songs make them "singable" and easy for children to remember. The same qualities make them readable, too.

This Song to Read "RM" is a natural bridge between singing and reading. Once children know a song, they find it's fun and easy to follow it in pictures and words.

Whether you read along or sing along, this Song to Read "RM" will provide both pleasure and real learning. Enjoy sharing it with your children!
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About Raffi

Raffi Cavoukian is an internationally renknowned musician and performer for children, best known for hits like Baby Beluga, Bananaphone, and Down by the Bay. He is the founder of the Centre for Child Honouring, which advocates for an ecological worldview, a whole systems shift in the way we make decisions that affect our children's world. Learn more about Raffi, his music, and his foundation at RaffiNews.com, on Twitter at @Raffi_RC, or on Facebook at Facebook.com/Raffi.Cavoukian. Jose Aruego was a lawyer before becoming a children's book illustrator. . A native of the Philippines, he moved to New York City in 1956 to study at Parsons School of Design. His cartoons were published in the New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his illustrations can be seen in Five Little Ducks by Raffi, as well as in the 82 children's books he wrote himself. He died in 2012. Ariane Dewey, with her illustrating partner Jose Aruego, has illustrated over 60 children's books. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in New York City. Her art can be seen in Five Little Ducks by Raffi.
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Rating details

357 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 38% (137)
4 28% (101)
3 26% (92)
2 6% (22)
1 1% (5)
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