A New Duck: My First Look at the Life Cycle of a Bird

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In A New Duck, Paul visits a city park through the seasons and observes Mallard ducks as they develop from egg to duckling to fledgling. Children will enjoy reading the cumulative, sing-song verse patterned after "The House that Jack Built," and then peering under the flaps to learn interesting science facts. This book in the My First Look at series also contains a note to parents suggesting ways of exploring nature -- without disturbing it.
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Overview

In A New Duck, Paul visits a city park through the seasons and observes Mallard ducks as they develop from egg to duckling to fledgling. Children will enjoy reading the cumulative, sing-song verse patterned after "The House that Jack Built," and then peering under the flaps to learn interesting science facts. This book in the My First Look at series also contains a note to parents suggesting ways of exploring nature -- without disturbing it.
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Editorial Reviews

Quill & Quire
This clever format provides two levels of text: one a simple story for quite young readers, and another, under the flap, a more involved scientific lesson.
From the Publisher
This clever format provides two levels of text: one a simple story for quite young readers, and another, under the flap, a more involved scientific lesson.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Subtitled "My First Look at the Life Cycle of an Duck," Hickman has done a wonderful job introducing natural science. Using a cumulative text that follows the "This is the house that Jack built" format, the details from mating to egg development, hatching, and full growth are presented and easily remembered. The full page illustrations and page foldouts introduce a host of facts. Kids will be fascinated to learn that ducks, geese and pheasants are precocial--fully developed and ready to feed themselves within a few hours of hatching. Most other birds are altricial and require parental care. The last page contains a note to parents with more facts and several activities. The note would also be of value to elementary school teachers and homeschoolers. Hickman and Collins have created a really excellent early science book. Others in the series are A New Frog, A New Butterfly, A Seed Grows and Hungry Animals.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Cumulative stories that present the life cycles of their subjects. In Duck, a young boy observes the nesting habits of a pair of mallards and the hatching and growth of their ducklings. The second book looks at the life of a frog from conception to adulthood as seen by a little girl on her visits to the edge of a pond. Both books feature soft-colored illustrations on each two-page spread. Simple descriptions of the life cycles are on the outside of a flap; underneath are more detailed explanations of what is going on in a particular developmental stage with an additional picture or two. The suggested activities for parents at the end of the books would work as well for early childhood teachers. Acceptable introductions to the world of nature.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
This modest, agreeable entry in the My First Look At series shows the life cycle of a mallard duck nesting in an urban park. The text is cumulative, so the line on the first page, "This is the park where Paul plays," is echoed on the second, "These are the ducks that swim in the park where Paul plays." In the spring the ducks arrive; they grow all summer long, and fly away in the autumn. Listeners will enjoy the spare, rhythmic telling, while the softly colored drawings of Paul, a shaggy-haired preschooler, are appealing. Additional information, obviously aimed at older readers or for adults to share with children, appears under the flap on each page. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550746136
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: My First Look at Series
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 965,462
  • Age range: 3 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, My First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

Heather Collins has been illustrating children's books for more than 20 years. Her body of work includes many nonfiction books, such as the award-winning A Pioneer Story and Out Came the Sun. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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