Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore

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Did you grow up reading the classic picture books Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey and The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack? If so, you might want to buy Lucky Ducklings for the young children in your life today.

Mama Duck leads her five ducklings away from the pond and green, green park where they were born. Before long, they find themselves out of the park and on the streets of their small town. They follow their mama as she leads them—only to disappear one by one down a storm grate.

That could have been the end of the story if were not for Mama Duck’s loud “Whack! Whack!,” which attracts a team of rescuers. The retro illustrations are a good match for this timeless story based on a true duckling rescue. Ages 4 and up. (Orchard)

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Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.