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Little Quack

Little Quack

by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Derek Anderson

When Mama Duck says it's time for her brood to paddle across the pond, the duckling brothers Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, and Puddle all follow along. But Little Quack isn't sure that he's ready to leave the nest. Yet, with just a little push from Mama and a little more confidence in himself, he may wind up being the best swimmer in the bunch! To top it all off, readers can count along from one to five with the "quack-u-lator," a number dial that appears at the top of the page every time a duck jumps into the water.

3, 4, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - K
Guided Reading
Little Simon
Book Type
Counting and Number Book
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Lauren Thompson Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book Polar Bear Night.
Derek Anderson Derek Anderson was born and raised in Iowa. He is the award-winning illustrator of the bestselling "Little Quack" books by Lauren Thompson and "Hot Rod Hamster" by Cynthia Lord. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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