10 Little Rubber Ducks Board Book

10 Little Rubber Ducks Board Book

by Eric Carle

Board Book(Board Book)

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Overview

Ahoy! All aboard for a world of learning and fun!

"Ducks overboard!" shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight—and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

"A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10," commented School Library Journal in a starred review. "Beautifully composed illustrations," said Booklist. "As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays," agreed Publishers Weekly.

This board book edition with sturdy pages is perfect to share with toddlers. Note that this edition does not include a squeaker at the end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061964282
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Series: World of Eric Carle
Edition description: Board Book
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 89,903
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 4 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.


Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Hometown:

Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York

Education:

Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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10 Little Rubber Ducks Board Book 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful for so many reasons.  First, it's about rubber ducks.  Second, it by Eric Carle.  Third, it's a counting book.  Fourth, it's an ocean book.  Fifth, it's a book about traveling.  Sixth, it's a book about adoption.  And finally, it's a rubber duck book by Eric Carle.  It's hard to imagine anything better than that, except, maybe that this book was part of the Kohl's Cares Book. My son received this book for Easter.  He didn't get past the title page with the numbered ducks; he was pretty happy with that page.  I, however, have read this book when I used it for library Story Time.  Kids do love the counting-to-ten part, but they also really enjoy all the directions the little ducks go, their adventures, and what they encounter.  The artwork, of course, is spectacular.  Eric Carle has a unique gift for painting by subtraction as much as by addition:  Every brush stroke that removes the paint from the canvas is just as eloquent as every brush stroke that puts it on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to purchase the version where on the last page, you press the rubber duck and he squeaks. According to the summary and previous reviews, I figured it did. What I received was a hardcover but it's a board book and it does not squeak. Will be returning and trying to find the other version.
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