10 Little Rubber Ducks – Eric Carle – 3 Books of the Day

10 Little Ducks is the first of three books of the Day today

10 Little Rubber Ducks (Book & CD) Paperback by Eric Carle  (Author), Sheila Hancock (Reader)

Paperback:           32 pages

Age Range:           2 years and up

Publisher:              HarperCollin

Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks! A superb PB and audio CD from the creator of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘.

 

Chuckedy-chuckedy-chuck

goes the rubber duck machine.

Out pop little yellow rubber ducks

one after the other…

 

A brand-new batch of rubber ducks is loaded on to a ship and sent off to be delivered to children everywhere. But when a storm strikes, 10 little ducks are tossed into the sea and swept away in 10 different directions – with some wonderfully unexpected adventures along the way.

 

Come ride the waves as legendary children’s book author and illustrator, Eric Carle, explores numbers, directions, opposites, geography, animals and more in an extraordinary interactive picture book, beautifully illustrated with his unique collage-style art.

 

Ducky by Eve Bunting  (Author)

Paperback:           32 pages

Age Range:           3-5 years

Publisher:              Clarion Books

 

A yellow plastic duck makes a long perilous journey when he is washed overboard with a crate full of bathtub toys during a storm.

 

Eve Bunting has written more than 200 books for children, many of which can be found in libraries around the world. Her other Clarion titles for very young readers include My Big Boy Bed, which was also illustrated by Maggie Smith, and Little Bear’s Little Boat, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. She lives in Pasadena, California.

 

 

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn  (Author)

Paperback:           416 pages

Publisher:              Union Books

 

When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to the US from China and have been washing up along beaches throughout the world ever since, he decided to find out more and assumed he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to some beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography. ‘But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away.’

 

Setting out on a series of journeys to track the renegade rubber ducks, Moby-Duck is an adventure into the heart of the sea through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable, and the riveting story of an accidental odyssey which pulled Hohn into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring terrain of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy domain of Chinese toy factories.

 

With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from (and where it is heading…). In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity for anyone who is interested in obsession, travel, plastic, and that great American novel, Moby-Dick.

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