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Five Little Ducks by Penny Ives

Five Little Ducks

by Penny Ives

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Summary: This is about a mother baby duck that has 5 little ducklings. At a different time one starts to disappear each time one goes off to play. The mother duck starts to go looking for each of them and starts to call until each of them end up coming back to her.

Personal Reaction: There were a lot of different rhymes that were going on in the book, and that would definitely help keep the kids interested in the story.

Classroom Extension- I feel like this book would defiantly help kids learn how to count. I feel like this book is really good for kids if they are learning how to count.
  Erinhardy3 | Sep 5, 2012 |
A mother duck has five little ducks. Each day the little ducks go out to play and and each day fewer ducks come back. On the last day when none of the little ducks come back, the mother is sad and goes to look for them. She yells "quack, quack, quack, quack" and all her little ducks come back.

Personal Reaction:
I enjoyed reading this children's book. The book rhymed and had a happy ending. It included a lot of pictures and was illustrated very well. It included many colors.

Extension Ideas:
The students can make an alternate ending to the story.
The students can name the five ducks and write about their favorite one and why they are their favorite. ( )
  jaykay2 | Feb 10, 2011 |
Review: Five little ducks went out one day and then mother said " quack, quack" and four came back. Each time the ducks goes out to play and mother calls for them, one less comes back. When none came home one day mother went looking for them over the hillside and "qucked" loud and then all her little ducks came back.

Reaction: Cute book. Never have read it before. I thought it would be similar to ugly duckling, but I was wrong. Enjoyable.

Extension: This book also had a good phrase for the kids to repeat back, " quack, quack." Also, this book would be good for kindergarteners learnings to count backwards.
  K.Perez33 | Sep 17, 2010 |
Children love this version of the familiar song. There are cut outs showing through to pages before and after and a lot going on in each picture. Children like recognizing the dangers facing the ducks, especially the leering fox. The pages are sturdy enough for young children to look at this book independently, without risk of tearing. ( )
  uribookworms | Feb 6, 2010 |
I absolutely love this book. It is a big book which is easy for all children to see. It is about a mommy duck and her five ducklings. It starts out with five little ducks going out to play but when the mommy duck calls for them only four come back. It goes through the same thing until no ducks come back. It does have a happy ending though because all five come back.

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  rlhopper | Jan 16, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0859531244, Hardcover)

All children love this traditional rhyme and singing along will help to develop number skills. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.

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An illustrated version of the cumulative nursery rhyme about the mother duck who loses track of her baby ducks.

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