In a pond so deep and chilly sat a frog upon a lily,
Catching flies the size he'd never seen before.
All at once, he started chuckling at a fluffy yellow duckling
Shaking shyly on the sand along the shore.
And so begins the charming story of Little Chicken Duck, whose fear of water prevents her from learning to swim. Taken under Froggie's wing, she is brought into the forest clearing, where each of the birds, in turn, confesses their deepest fear and how they came to terms with it. Armed with their stories of bravery and Froggie's support, Little Chicken Duck, "feeling cheerful, brave, and plucky," is finally able to overcome her fear of water and swim in the pond.
This heartwarming tale in rhyme is lovingly illustrated by the playful, enchanting illustrations by artist Bill Slavin.
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Bill Slavin has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore; It's a Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph and All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine by Monica Kulling, the first two books in Tundra's Great Idea Series; and the upcoming Pandemic Survival: It's Why You're Alive by Ann Love & Jane Drake. He has won the Amelia-Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Blue Spruce Children's Choice Award, and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature, among many others.