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
  • Hardback | 26 pages
  • 187 x 227 x 10mm | 254g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Turtleback School & Library ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0833586122
  • 9780833586124
  • 2,170,352

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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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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