DUDDLE LEAVES HOME AUTHOR
and Illustrator: Cathrene Howe Writers-exchange E-Publishing
One sunny day young Ducky Duddles
wandered away from home; he hopes to see things he has not seen
before. While on his adventure Ducky watches as a butterfly comes
out of its cocoon and he finds a bee that makes honey. He stops
to play in a mud puddle, of course, he is a duck afterall. After
all that walking and playing and looking at new and interesting
things Duddles was tired. He fell asleep near a hay stack and
he did not wake up until after the moon was high in the sky.
Now Ducky Duddles is a cold, hungry, worried little duck. Looking
for home he found an owl, and a cow, and an eel. At last he made
his way to a farm where he met some kindly hens and their chicks.
He spent the nite with one hen and her chicks. It was not until
the following day with the help of a helpful black bird that
Duddles found his way back to the pond where his mother and he
From the fertile mind of talented
writer Howe comes an especially agreeable fourteen page book
sure to please the target audience of little folks ages 3 - 6.
Ducky Duddles and his distressing adventure when he wanders away
from home and mom provides an opportunity for parents and day
care workers to guide young children into talking about what
to do should they wander away and not be able to find their way
back home. Being lost is a scary thing. Howe's book is a good
resource for providing children a way to discuss how they feel
when they think they are lost.
The multi talented Howe's appealing
illustrations fit the Ducky Duddles story perfectly. Vocabulary
used in DUCKY DUDDLE LEAVES HOME is a bit advanced for the very
young readers, however DUCKY DUDDLE LEAVES HOME is sure to be
a story-time favorite when little ones cuddle on Mom's lap at
naptime, or crowd around teacher's knee for story time at day
care, or Kindergarten. I hope the author plans to include both
paper and ebooks for this work. As an eBook little ones will
enjoy being able to 'turn the pages themselves.' A paper copy
will be an asset for use with preschool and classroom use.
DUCKY DUDDLE LEAVES HOME is a
good addition to the home, pre-school and Kindergarten library.
This is a read-to book for the 3-6 year old set. DUCKY DUDDLE
LEAVES HOME is a book I would be happy to use in my own Kindergarten
Enjoyed the work, happy to recommend.