The web-footed star of author Lauren Thompson and artist Derek Anderson's Little Quack makes another adorable splash in this winsome follow-up.
In the same format as her first book -- with illustrations at the top and a "Quack-U-Lator" at the bottom -- Thompson now puts the hero into a fun-loving game of hide-and-seek. When Mama suggests that the family play the game, the ducklings scatter to their hiding places, with Widdle hiding in a log, Waddle scampering under a lily pad, and the others staking claim to other locales. But Little Quack can't think of a spot fast enough, and he quickly decides the best hiding place is behind Mama. Of course, the mother has no trouble finding her other children -- but where is Little Quack? With a smiley-faced splash, her littlest jumps out and gets the whole family laughing.
Along with Anderson's warm artwork of cute-as-a-button ducklings, Thompson again combines a superbly silly story with easy math. The tale is suited perfectly for bubbly storytimes, and readers won't be able to get enough of the peppy Little Quack. A "quacky" tale that's sure to please. Shana Taylor