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Ducks Don't Get Wet by Augusta Goldin

Ducks Don't Get Wet

by Augusta Goldin

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Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science

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Ten different types of ducks are featured in this informational book about what ducks are.
  ashleyshort24 | Feb 26, 2018 |
Genre: Informational

Summary: This book explains why ducks can be in the water but don't get wet. It also discusses the different types of ducks and how and what they eat. the last main focus is explaining where and why ducks migrate south during the winter.

Review: This is a good informational book because it gives a lot of facts, gives reasoning for many facts (such as why ducks don't get wet,) provides accurate illustrations, and is written in clear non-scientific language easy for young readers and listeners to understand.
  ebrink15 | Oct 31, 2017 |
Have you ever wondered how ducks spend the whole day in the water and never get wet? Did you know that they can dive 100 feet deep, and still come up dry? We meet ten different kinds of ducks in this book and discover what they eat, how they find food and how they fly.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 24, 2017 |
Genre: Information
Age: Beginner
Review/Critique: A book that gives facts about the lives of ducks and the reason why their feathers don't get them wet. The Book is information because it gives facts about ducks in an interesting way by providing pictures.
Medium: Pencil/Drawings ( )
  jessminson | Mar 18, 2017 |
What do different kinds of ducks eat? Why do ducks fly south for the winter? Are ducks very good swimmers? And, when they do swim, why don't ducks get wet?

The curious child will learn plenty about ducks from Ducks Don't Get Wet, a Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book by Augusta Goldin, illustrated by Leonard Kessler.

Like What Makes Day and Night, Ducks Don't Get Wet is interesting and informative, and the illustrations, though sometimes a little odd, go well with the text. Also like What Makes Day and Night, Ducks Don't Get Wet includes some experiments children can do at home to help them understand why ducks, as the book says, don't get wet.

There's a newer edition than mine with illustrations by Helen K. Davie. It looks to have much more realistic illustrations, compared to Kessler's version, but it seems a shame to miss the strangeness of Kessler's illustrations. Either version should be good, though.

Ducks Don't Get Wet is another wonderful book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books series, and a great choice for children. It's educational and fun--you can't go wrong!

This review also appears on my blog. ( )
  Sopoforic | Feb 6, 2014 |
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Goldin, Augustaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davie, Helen K.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kessler, LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064451879, Paperback)

Why don't ducks get wet? Ducks dip and dive, but they stay dry because they spread oil over their feathers to make them waterproof. Learn more inside and get to know different kinda of ducks.

Have you ever wondered how ducks spend the whole day in the water and never get wet? Did you know that they can dive 100 feet deep, and still come up dry? Meet ten different kinds of ducks in this classic text featuring stunning new watercolor illustrations and a new "Find Out More" page.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:32 -0400)

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Describes the behavior of different kinds of ducks and, in particular, discusses how all ducks use preening to keep their feathers dry.

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