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Posted March 28, 2013
This is a rhyming picture book with an emphasis on courage and counting, yes, but "Peep Leap" also serves as a gateway for very young readers into nonfiction as well. The multi-layered story chronicles the second day in the lives of baby wood ducks, a quack-less breed that builds its nest high in the trees. The ducklings must jump from their high nests onto the ground or water below, because their wings are not yet developed. This is a big, scary deal to the last duckling, and will surely inspire an emotional connection with a young reader who can relate to such feelings. An author's note at the end of the book gives a simple background of the breed, which may satisfy a young reader's interest or encourage them to learn more. Perfect for parents, teachers and librarians looking for fun stories to introduce science to little ones.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.