Little Quack's New Friend

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Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack think there's nothing more fun than playing with one another. But one day a new creature splunks into their pond.

HE RIBBITS, HE LEAPS, AND HE'S GREEN!

At first Little Quack is shy. But pretty soon he just might be quacking AND ribbiting a new tune: MAKING NEW FRIENDS RULES!

With rhythm and spirit, acclaimed author Lauren ...

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Overview

Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack think there's nothing more fun than playing with one another. But one day a new creature splunks into their pond.

HE RIBBITS, HE LEAPS, AND HE'S GREEN!

At first Little Quack is shy. But pretty soon he just might be quacking AND ribbiting a new tune: MAKING NEW FRIENDS RULES!

With rhythm and spirit, acclaimed author Lauren Thompson sails a key lesson about growing up, in Derek Anderson's splendidly illustrated pond.

When a frog invites five ducklings to play, four refuse because he is too little and green, but Little Quack has so much fun with his new friend that the other ducklings soon join in.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
He also stars in a new adventure, Little Quack's New Friend by Thompson, illus. by Anderson. Through the hero's new acquaintance, readers learn all about frogs ("You're too green!" "And you can't quack!," say the siblings). But Little Quack befriends Little Ribbit and discovers they can splash in the pond and squish in the mud together. Soon everyone wants to play. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Here is another appealing story about the everyday adventures of Little Quack. Written by the author of the "Mouse's First" books, this is quite similar and also perfect for reading to toddlers. The story is about friendship and carries the message that it is not only appropriate but fun as well, to be friends with those who are different. Five ducklings—Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack—all play together in the pond. One day, Little Ribbit, a tiny frog, leaps out and asks if he can join them. Only Little Quack will play with the strange, green creature. They have so much fun that, one by one, the other little ducklings join in. They splish and splash, play in the mud, and dunk by the lily pads. They have a grand time and they all decide Little Ribbit is their ribbitty new friend. This is a great board book choice. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
Children's Literature
Here is another appealing story about the everyday adventures of Little Quack. Written by the author of the "Mouse's First" books, this is quite similar and also perfect for reading to toddlers. The story is about friendship and carries the message that it is not only appropriate but fun as well, to be friends with those who are different. Five ducklings—Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack—all play together in the pond. One day, Little Ribbit, a tiny frog, leaps out and asks if he can join them. Only Little Quack will play with the strange, green creature. They have so much fun that, one by one, the other little ducklings join in. They splish and splash, play in the mud, and dunk by the lily pads. They have a grand time and they all decide Little Ribbit is their ribbitty new friend. 2006, Simon & Schuster, Ages 2 to 6.
—Carolyn Mott Ford
School Library Journal
PreS-K-In this fourth entry about an adorable duck, Little Quack and his four visually distinct siblings meet Little Ribbit. While the other ducklings are wary of him at first-he's too little, too green, and a FROG!-Little Quack has no such hesitations, and "quack, quack, ribbit, ribbit!" off they go. As it turns out, the frog's sense of fun perfectly matches that of the ducks. He loves to splash, squish in the mud, bounce on a log, and dunk in the water. As their play moves from one activity to the next, the other ducklings join in the fun one by one. The text uses repetitive phrasing, lively wordplay, and entertaining sound effects ("Plunka, splunka, plunka, splunka, plunk!") to move the story along. The acrylic artwork is filled with bright close-ups that depict the endearing characters. The large colorful pages, heartwarming message of friendship and acceptance, and contagious enthusiasm will attract readers. Filled with unequivocally positive energy, this exuberant tale shows children the joy of making new friends.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Little Quack's latest outing has him teaching his siblings a valuable lesson about making friends. When Little Ribbit appears at the pond, Widdle, Waddle, Piddle and Puddle all find a reason not to play with him: He's too tiny, too green, he can't quack and he's a frog! But Little Quack is game. The two start by splashing by the reeds; they have so much fun that Widdle asks to join them. One by one, all the ducklings decide that having fun and playing together are more important than excluding someone who is different. Young readers will be delighted with the sound effects that accompany the fun: "Splishy, sploshy, splish." Anderson's acrylic artwork is again the star of the show. Simple details, bold colors and large characters are sure to draw readers in, and the adorable sweetness of the ducklings and frog will hold them there. Sure to be a big hit with Little Quack fans, and with all adults wishing to impart a gentle lesson about inclusion. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416949237
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Series: Little Quack Series
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 34
  • Sales rank: 622,073
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Thompson is the author of several picture books, including the popular Mouse’s First series, Little Quack series, and the Wee Little series. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Apple Pie That Papa Baked as well as Leap Back Home to Me; Chew, Chew, Gulp!; and Hop, Hop, Jump! She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.

Derek Anderson is the bestselling artist and cocreator of the Little Quack series. He is also the talent behind Gladys Goes Out to Lunch and Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him at DerekAnderson.net.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    Such a cute book!

    This book is fun to read and my son LOVES it! ...quack, quack, ribbit, ribbit, two little friends went off to play.... The photos are colorful and the ducks are super cute.

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    Posted May 4, 2012

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