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A heartwarming book for young children about the challenges and joys that come with giving and receiving love.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the moving story of a little girl and a duckling who both grow to understand what it means to care for each other as they learn that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding on.
When a little girl finds a duckling who has wandered away from the park onto the city streets, she takes it home to care for it. The baby duck requires constant attention—early morning feedings, bathing, and tidying—until the time comes to say goodbye. When her pet has grown too big for the bath, the girl takes the full-grown duck back to the pond. Afterward, she misses it and wonders if it remembers her . . . until one day, the duck comes back—with six ducklings of her own.
ENGAGING AND EDUCATIONAL: Lyrical text makes the book fun to read aloud, while the story conveys important lessons about responsibility.
TALENTED CREATORS: Diane Adams is the author of Two Hands to Love You. Illustrator Claire Keane is the author and illustrator of Once Upon a Cloud and is also known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen.
READERS LOVE IT: With a nearly 5-star rating on Amazon, reviewer rave! "This sweet and playful text, paired masterfully with engaging illustrations, defines love in its purest form," says one. Another calls it "the most beautiful children's book . . . super sweet, cute, and inspiring!"
- Children who love animals
- Gift givers looking for a great birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Easter gift for children
- Fans of If Animals Kissed Good Night and On the Night You Were Born
About the Author
Claire Keane is the author and illustrator of Once Upon A Cloud and is also known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids.
Diane Adams is the author of Two Hands to Love You, among other picture books. She lives in California.
"Tenderly funny."--Here Wee Read
A Mighty Girl Books of the Year
"From the start of this book, the caring nature of a little girl and neediness of a lost duckling become intertwined."--The Washington Post
“A love poem, an ode to motherhood, this sweet and touching book will speak to children who have or want a pet, as well as to their parents.”-School Library Journal