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Just Ducks!
Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

Candlewick Press
March 27, 2012 / ISBN 978-0763659363
Picture book, ducks, City life (ages 5 and up)

Reviewed by Bob Walch

A young girl shares her observations about the mallards that live in a river near her home in this engaging, informative picture book. The story's narrator hears ducks in the morning when she gets up and, since she lives so close to the birds, she has learned a lot about them.

Interspersed with the girl's commentary about her feathered neighbors are many fun facts about ducks. For example, you'll learn that male ducks quack quietly but females are very loud. Also, the mallard female's colors are streaky brown and tan so that she can hide from danger when nesting.

Young readers will learn all about how ducks behave, and where they like to nest and sleep, as well as what they like to eat in this nicely illustrated picture book that is certain to make a big splash with your readers.

Reviewed 2012