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10 Little Rubber Ducks

10 Little Rubber Ducks

by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

Ahoy! Here we go around the world with 10 little rubber ducks! "Ducks overboard!" shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The 10 little rubber ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But, as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight — and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle also takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words, and learn simple math concepts such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography. All aboard for a world of learning and fun!

Ages
5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Publisher
Rayo
Number of Pages
36

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Eric Carle Beloved children's book illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy and will never stop.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Eric Carle Beloved children's book illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy and will never stop.

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