In The Little Wood Duck, readers meet proud Mother
Wood Duck and her six new ducklings. When they learn to swim,
Mother grows concerned because one duckling, who has one foot
larger than the other, can only swim in circles. No amount
of complaining, scolding, or mocking by all the other animals
can change his behavior. When a hungry fox comes by hoping
for a tasty meal, this little duckling with a style of his
own becomes a hero and teaches an important lesson about individuality.
This book was first published in 1972.
The main characters in The Owl and the Woodpecker are
neighbors, but unfortunately not friends. Owl, whose daytime
sleep is interrupted by Woodpecker's noise, constantly complains.
Then, one day, Owl has an enormous change of heart when
brave Woodpecker saves his lifewith his incessant
pecking. Originally published in 1971, this book was a runner-up
for a Kate
Greenaway Medal, Britian's highest honor for a children's