From School Library Journal
PreS—Cuaquito is the youngest of five ducklings that have just hatched. Mama Duck waits for them to grow big enough to swim in the pond, but they are afraid to take the big plunge. One by one, the little ones gather enough courage to jump into water and swim to their mother. A guide at the bottom of the pages prompts youngsters to count how many ducklings are in the pond at that moment. While the story is a bit text-heavy for the board-book format, the bright illustrations and counting theme make it an enjoyable read for parents to share with their own little ones.—Erica Kindrick, Yolo County Library, CA
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About the Author
Lauren Thompson is the author of several picture books, including the popular Mouse’s First series, Little Quack series, and the Wee Little series. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
as well as Leap Back Home to Me
; Chew, Chew, Gulp!
; and Hop, Hop, Jump!
She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.Derek Anderson
is the bestselling artist and cocreator of the Little Quack series. He is also the talent behind Gladys Goes Out to Lunch
and Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale
. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him at DerekAnderson.net.