Nonna’s Corner is a special feature where I share books I’ve reviewed with my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. We hope you enjoy them and find books to share with you.
by Maria Monte
Illustrator: Emelie Wiklund
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A sweet, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to be kind to animals. Perfect for fans of Ack! The Nantucket Duckling.
Eve and her Grandpa take daily walks to the local lake, where Eve tries to make friends with two shy ducklings.
Will Eve's funny and heart-warning antics win over the shy ducklings and their protective mother duck?
Will her kind and patient Grandpa help Eve find a way to be more kind and gentle with the ducklings?
Join Eve as she learns how to be kind, giving and respectful toward animals.
Illustrated by Emelie Wiklund Eve’s Duckings by Maria Monte, shares the delightful story of a little girl who wants the ducklings at the lake to be her friend.
What a charming story from the colorful illustrations to Eve’s determination. My grandchild loved following the story and seeing Eve’s attempts and failures. The illustrations give context to the story and helped the children visualize the events taking place.
Each day Eve and her grandpa walk to the lake and Eve tries to make friends with the baby ducklings. When she gets too close, the mama duck chases her away. My grandchildren laughed and recalled a momma duck who honked and chased passers by as we all admired her ducklings. After a soaked attempt at friendship, Eve stops her attempts until one day she has an idea.
The children and I discussed why the ducklings moved away from Eve, and why the mama honked. We also tried to come up with ideas on how to make Eve could make friends with them.
The book touches upon boundaries, kindness, and respect for all living things. This is a delightful book for your classroom or as a part of your child’s bedtime routine.
- Reading Level: K-3
- Age Level: 3-8
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