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10 Little Rubber Ducks Hardcover – June 7, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 4 years
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (June 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060740752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060740757
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 12.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 1 - Carle takes an actual incident, when numerous bathtub toys fell off a container ship and floated to various places, and distills it to create a marvelous counting/concept adventure. The story opens at a factory where assembly-line workers are painting details onto bright yellow rubber ducks. The toys are then loaded onto a freighter destined for faraway countries. During a storm, 10 rubber ducks fall into the sea. Each one floats in a different direction - west, east, north, south, left, right, up, down, this way, and that way - and encounters a different animal (a dolphin, seal, polar bear, etc.). The 10th one meets a mother duck with her offspring and bobs along with them to their nest. The ducks all bid "Good night" to one another with a "Quack," while the newcomer says "Squeak!" (Children can press the page to hear a squeak.) Carle's signature cut-paper collages burst with color, texture, light, and motion, delighting the eye and bringing out the text's nuances. The ordinal numbers are shown in bold type that stands out from the narrative. More accessible to younger readers than Eve Bunting's Ducky (Clarion, 1997), this book makes a wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10. - Linda Staskus, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
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PreS-Gr. 1. A ship loaded with boxes of rubber ducks is traveling across the sea when a storm blows up and dumps 10 of the toys into the water. The ducks bob along together for a while, but soon they drift in different directions, each encountering an animal, such as a dolphin, a seal, a polar bear, and a flamingo. The last little duck is adopted by a mother duck, floating along with her ducklings. When the real ducks end their day with a goodnight "quack," the rubber duckie, aided by children who "press here" on the duck's body, manages a squeak. The simple, appealing story is greatly enhanced by beautifully composed illustrations. From the distinctive use of negative space on the title page and the watery finger-paint effects in some ocean scenes to the rich combination of patterns on the final double-page spread, Carle uses cut-paper collage with a fine sense of freedom and artistry. Carolyn Phelan
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Customer Reviews

My 3 year old sons love this book.
Naine312
Known for my love of ducks, I received this as a gift at my baby shower.
Dorothy Dumas
It is a cute story that kids will enjoy.
B. Baglini

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. Goodman on January 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Once again, Eric Carle teaches about a dozen concepts using about 10 words. I exaggerate, but only a little. This book teaches counting, including ordinal numbers. The ducks drift off in different directions such as left, right, up, and down, as well as the compass points. The rubber ducks encounter different animals, and the animals that the ducks meet correspond to the compass points. For example, the rubber duck that goes north sees a polar bear. The first couple pages succinctly describe the manufacturing/shipping process, something hard to find in preschool books. (At least, it's hard to find in terms they understand, Donald Crews "Truck" aside.) And the squeaker duck at the end is wonderful surprise!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Some years ago there was a story about a ship that was carrying a load of Rubber ducks from China. In a storm several crates were swept off the ship and these little rubber ducks floated virtually all over the world. I guess maybe that story influenced this Eric Carle books about a bunch of toy ducks that pop out of a machine freshly painted and packed 10 to a box and loaded onto a ship.

A box of 10 goes overboard and each of the 10 little ducks goes on their own separate journey of exploration and adventure to all parts of the globe. One even encounters a mother duck with her own little duckling children. It's a delightful tale and beautifully illustrated, as you would expect, by Carle. His use of colors in his collages is dazzling. If you've had his previous books and enjoyed them, you're sure to love this one too.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mary E. Volonino on January 31, 2006
Format: Hardcover
As an Early Childhood professional I am always looking for goods books rich in language, story and pictures. This book is one of Eric Carle's best books. I am a teacher/owner of Oceanside Pre-Kindergarten a unique Literacy based program to help children prepare for Kindergarten in today's intense learning environment in formal education.

I purchased this because the theme related to my school.

Ten Rubber Ducks ia an Award Winning book that is rich in language, includes math, beautiful art work and based on a true story with a big surprise for the children at the end of the story - the rubber duck squeaks.

I allow children to borrow my books and this one everyone wanted to take home over and over again. I have purchased another for a friend whom borrowed it and her four children loved it.

It is truly a book I will purchase as a gift for children on my gift list. I love to see a child's face light up and smile to a good story and Eric Carle can tell a story with both words and pictures to delight us all.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Hannah Allison on June 6, 2011
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
While I love Eric Carle's words and illustrations, this board book is not as good as the hardcover edition. Yes, the story is exactly the same, but the font in this book is quite small, so it might be harder for some people to see/read. The biggest disappointment for me, though, was the lack of the squeaky rubber duck at the end. We have board book versions of other Eric Carle books, and they still have their "special" last page: "The Very Quiet Cricket" board book still makes noise; "The Lonely Firefly" board book still lights up... I could have sworn we even had a board book version of this in the past that had a thicker final page and still had the rubber duck embedded, but this one does not. It just doesn't even feel like the same book without that added element. If I had known there was no squeaker in this one, I wouldn't have bought it for my niece. If I had to sum up my experience in one word, it would be "disappointment."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Allain on January 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
"In 1992, a shipment of 29,000 bathtub toys fell overboard from a container ship. Eric Carle read a newspaper account that related how the various ducks, beavers, turtles, and frogs had bobbed their way to the shores of Alaska, through the Bering Strait, around the northern coast of Greenland, and into the Atlantic Ocean. According to Carle, 'I could not resist making a story out of the newspaper report.' Carle's story follows the fates of 10 imaginary rubber ducks that are washed overboard from a cargo ship and are swept away in all directions. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little ducks' plight as they are lost at sea, and then rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending. (Be sure to "Press here" in the appropriate place on the inside back cover for the book's full effect!)" (summary by South Texas Library System)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alison Navarrete on September 18, 2005
Format: Hardcover
For those who collect Eric Carle's books for children or anyone who loves great children's picture books....10 Little Rubber Ducks is so cute and my one year old loves the "squeak" at the end. For teachers, it is perfect for numbers, counting, etc.

Highly recommended!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Naine312 on July 29, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 3 year old sons love this book. They especially like to press the button at the end of the book to make the rubber duck squeak! In the usual inimitable Eric Carle style, there are bright and colorful collage illustations that bring the story to life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ebh on August 10, 2005
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I bought this for my 2-year old granddaughter. She LOVES it. There's a squeaker at the back of the book that she presses before we begin and also at the end. It's beautifully illustrated.
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