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Ducks Don't Get Wet by Augusta Goldin

Ducks Don't Get Wet (edition 1999)

by Augusta Goldin, Helen K. Davie (Illustrator)

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Title:Ducks Don't Get Wet
Authors:Augusta Goldin
Other authors:Helen K. Davie (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1999), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:science, fun, experiments, oil and water, ducks, habitats, survival

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Ducks Don't Get Wet by Augusta Goldin



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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 |
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.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 14, 2016 |
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!

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  Sopoforic | Feb 6, 2014 |
This is a great book that explains how and why ducks don't get wet, even if they are completely under water! It has nice pictures to go along with the text to explain how ducks' bodies produce an oil to cover their feathers. This book also explores different species of ducks and how they migrate to find food during the winter. It also provides short experiments that you could do at home or in the classroom. ( )
  ccostakis | Nov 13, 2012 |
This is a decent informational book about ducks and how they live and grow. The information is clear and easily distinguishable from the story. The pictures add to the information and make it more clear and easy to understand. The facts are up-to-date and accurate. The language of the book is kept simple so the information is easily read by young students. ( )
  Leah08 | Jan 14, 2011 |
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Goldin, Augustaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davie, Helen K.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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