10 Little Rubber Ducks

10 Little Rubber Ducks

by Eric Carle

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ISBN-13: 9780060740757
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/07/2005
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 119,678
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.


Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Hometown:

Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York

Education:

Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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10 Little Rubber Ducks 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
amerigoUS on LibraryThing 8 days ago
Delightful book with a button at the end of the story for little fingers to press for a duck quacking sound. My only caution is that this is a large heavy hardcover 9" x 12" (not a boardbook) too heavy and awkward for little pre-schoolers. And because the pages are large, they are delicate and can tear easily, so parents may need to assist their young ones when turning the pages.
lekenned on LibraryThing 8 days ago
A fun brightly illustrated story that would be great for introducing math skills to young readers.
alebarbu on LibraryThing 8 days ago
Carle, E. (2005). 10 little rubber ducks. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.Based on a factual incident, this book tells the story of ten rubber ducks that are manufactured, boxed, and put on a cargo ship. The box they are transported in falls to the see during a storm, opens, and each rubber duck floats away in a different direction (north, south, east, west, left, right, up, down, this way, that way). As they drift apart, each little rubber duck encounters a different animal of the sea, land or air. The tenth duck ends up meeting with a real duck family, which is sure to delight young readers/listeners. At the end of the book, one can press on that last little duck to hear it squeak, which is a nice touch. As always, Eric Carle¿s illustrations are so beautiful and striking with his particular use of collages. This book presents simpler math concepts than the Paul Giganti¿s one, but it does present ordinal numbers, and children can count the ducks as the book is read. Also, this book presents some simple biology and geography concepts through the directions and animals it introduces. Ages 2-6.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing 8 days ago
Many rubber ducks are manufactured and packed away in boxes of 10, hence the title "10 Little Rubber Ducks". After being packed away the boxes are put on a cargo ship to be brought to overseas to a different part of the world. When traveling across the sea, a storm hits and knocks a box off of the ship and 10 little rubber ducks fall in the sea. The little ducks each travel a different journey, seeing different animals, places, and one even meets a family of ducks. This book could be used in the classroom when discussing regions, directions, and animal habitats.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing 8 days ago
A shipment of rubber ducks falls into the middle of the ocean. The ten ducks drift their separate ways and encounter various animals found in and around oceans around the world. This might have been charming had I not just read Tracking Trash, which describes the true story of the lost shipment of tub toys that Carle's book is based on. I kept picturing the various animals swallowing the toy ducks and dying from impaction. Maybe kids will find the story to be cute, but I wasn't impressed.
ebruno on LibraryThing 8 days ago
Little rubber ducks are made, packaged ten to a box, and are headed to a cargo ship to be sent all over the world. A storm comes and knocks one box into the water. Where will the ten little rubber ducks go?
michelleraphael on LibraryThing 8 days ago
A story about ten rubber ducks that get lost at sea. The illustrations are excellent. And the end of the book gives you a special audio effect.
mahallett on LibraryThing 8 days ago
loved the "press here". fun story.
nlevanen09 on LibraryThing 8 days ago
This is a good example of realistic fiction because the ten little ducks fall off of a boat in the sea and then pass by a variety of animals. One even finds a family of ducks that it happens to follow family of ducklings and it ends with the different quack then the other alive ducklings. Stars for theme.Age: Primary and Intermediate
mayalanda on LibraryThing 9 days ago
This is not a great book. The concept of rubber ducks getting lost at sea, but the text has bizarre repetition, and some of the ideas don't really make sense. However, my two year old enjoyed it and asked for it many times. It is good for teaching counting and ordinal numbers.
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I bought the book for my 2 year old great niece and she loves it!
Mkov824 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my goddaughter for her birthday. She loves rubber ducks. This book helps encourage counting. The squeaky duck at the end helps to entertain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our son loves to read this story and hear what happens to the rubber ducks. He especially enjoys the last page where he gets to push the yellow duck!
Lulumom More than 1 year ago
I heard that the rubber ducks "escaping" from the cargo ship was a true story. I'm an Eric Carle fan so I got this one for our collection. It is a sweet story inspired by real events. So clever and with the classic colorful pictures and a real squeaking duck at the end. Another Eric Carle masterpiece.
loves-to-read-to-kids More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my son when he was only 6 months old. He is now almost 3 and it is still one of his favorite books. My now 10 month old daughter loves the book too. There favorite part is making the rubber duck "squeak" at the end. I read this story when I am watching a friend's children, and so far everyone has loved it. I usually give this book as a first birthday present. It is well worth buying.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2-year-old daughter loves this story, especially the squeaker. She counts the ducks on the cover, quacks with mother duck and the ducklings at the end and has memorized parts of the book. It's one I can read over and over to her, too. I love the idea of all of those ducks bobbing in the waves and washing up on distant shores.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this for our son who LOVES ducks. Story is OK, artwork is Eric Carle awesome, colorful. The squeaking ducky at the end of the story was disappointing. Received first copy to find NO squeaking. Returned it and replacement copy squeaker lasted only a few months..and it's not like we squeak it every day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very appealing to its age group, but gave no deeper meaning. I have always known Eric Carle as an allegory teller, but I find this rubber duck story not so interesting. I wouldn't buy it myself (even though I am a teenager who does enjoy Eric Carle's other books). Hope this review helps!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ive never read something so simply marvelous. If you have not read this book go now to your local bookstore or library and buy it or rent it and read it, it is magnificient.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a good story, with excellent artwork, as usual. i enjoy many of his other books, and this one is not stellar, but it is a cute story that kids will like.