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Little Quack's New Friend

Little Quack's New Friend

by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Derek Anderson

After Little Quack hears the strangest noise in the pond, he's determined to find out what it is. He discovers a frog, and Little Quack is determined to make a new friend, no matter how different he may be.

When a frog invites five ducklings to play, four refuse because he is too little and green, but Little Quack has so much fun with his new friend that the other ducklings soon join in.

5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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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