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The Fuzzy Duckling (Golden Baby Series)
     

The Fuzzy Duckling (Golden Baby Series)

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by Jane Werner Watson, Alice Provensen (Illustrator), Martin Provensen (Illustrator)
 

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In this Little Golden baby book, learn counting and explore a farm with the Fuzzy Duckling! 

Early one morning, a small fuzzy duckling goes for a walk around the farm. Who will he meet along the way? Two frisky colts, three baby calves...and more! Little readers everywhere will love following the duckling and counting his new friends. Simple text

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In this Little Golden baby book, learn counting and explore a farm with the Fuzzy Duckling! 

Early one morning, a small fuzzy duckling goes for a walk around the farm. Who will he meet along the way? Two frisky colts, three baby calves...and more! Little readers everywhere will love following the duckling and counting his new friends. Simple text, adorable baby animals, and classic illustations make this board book the perfect gift for babies and toddlers. 

Little Golden Books have been loved by children for over 75 years. When they were first published in 1942, high-quality books for children hadn’t been available at a price most people could afford. Little Golden Books changed that! Priced at just 25 cents and sold where people shopped every day, they caused an instant sensation and were soon purchased by the hundreds of thousands. Created by such talented writers as Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon) and Richard Scarry, Little Golden Books have helped millions of children develop a lifelong love of reading. Today, Little Golden Books feature beloved classics such as The Poky Little Puppy and Scuffy the Tugboat, hot licenses, and new original stories—the classics of tomorrow, ready to be discovered between their sturdy cardboard covers and gold-foil spines. 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Random House launches Big Little Golden Books with a quartet of vintage titles in a new, larger trim size. First published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, stars a curious canine who just can't keep up with the pack. In Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton, illus. by Tibor Gergely, Scuffy sets out to see the world but soon decides to go back where he belongs-the bathtub. It's springtime in Margaret Wise Brown's Home for a Bunny (1956), illus. by Garth Williams, and a brown rabbit looks for a place to live. After interviewing other animals about their abodes ("I would fall out of a nest," he explains to the robin), he finally finds the right match. In The Fuzzy Duckling (1949), a counting book by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Alice and Martin Provensen, a baby duck meets other animals including "two frisky colts," and "six lively lambs/ with thick soft fleece," but none will join him for a walk through the woods.
Children's Literature
It's a beautiful morning, and the fuzzy duckling is in search of a friend to go for a walk with him. Along the way he encounters two frisky colts, three spotted calves, four noisy turkeys, and so on through the barnyard until he meets eight hungry pigs. Unfortunately, no one wants to walk until he finds the mother duck and nine ducklings, his brothers and sisters, whom he joins for the walk back home for supper. "This is the best way to go for a walk," the duckling decides, happy at last. This delightful book was first published over fifty years ago, but the book's simple text will be as enjoyable to today's children as it was to their parents and even grandparents. The lovely illustrations provide plenty of detail for children to observe and discuss throughout repeated readings. A wonderful read-aloud for the youngest children, the text is also appropriate for beginning readers. 2003 (orig. 1949), Golden Books/Random House,
— Anne Marie Pace

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307929662
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Series:
Little Golden Book Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
227,073
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Deceased. JANE WERNER WATSON was a longtime editor of Little Golden Books, Big Golden Books, and many other associated formats. She also wrote a dazzling variety of Golden titles, from the bestselling My Little Golden Book About God to an adaptation of The Iliad and the Odyssey, along with dozens of favorite Disney titles.

For decades the Caldecott medalists ALICE and MARTIN PROVENSEN illustrated a wide variety of Golden Books including The Color Kittens; The Iliad and the Odyssey; The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense; The Golden Treasury of Myths and Legends; and Tales from the Ballet. Martin Provensen passed away in 1987.

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The Fuzzy Duckling 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pobby More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a Christmas gift. My husband (53) read this when he was a child. At that time the animals illustrated in it were furry and fuzzy. He was tickled to get it and the grandchildren love reading it too.