on January 3, 2004
This little duck is a great role model for adults and children alike! She perseveres through the 26+ mile run and celebrates her accomplishment at the end - it's not about winning, just about finishing! I highly recommend this book for preschool teachers, coaches, and parents.
on February 10, 2004
Pellie teaches the importance of not giving up and doing your best, even if your best is not being the winner. She sends a powerful message to children about setting goals and achieving them even when it is difficult to do so. The pace of the book engages children in the story and by the end they are chanting the refrain with the reader.
A great book to encourage fitness and goal setting with kids from pre-readers to emerging readers.
on June 18, 2012
Bought this for a friend's baby shower. We were instructed to bring books instead of cards. Friend is also a track coach and triathlete whom I am encouraging to run longer distances...this book was perfect! She had a good laugh, and maybe if I don't convince her to do 26.2, her daughter might be inspired to do it!!