Five Little Ducks

First published in 1989, this charming Raffi Songs to Read reg has fresh appeal as a board book that the youngest child can hold With sweet illustrations by veteran children s book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers They ll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, thenFirst published in 1989, this charming Raffi Songs to Read reg has fresh appeal as a board book that the youngest child can hold With sweet illustrations by veteran children s book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers They ll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return Sadly, Mother Duck waits alone through all four seasons until spring returns and with it her five ducks, all grown up along with their new families of baby ducks.
Five Little Ducks First published in this charming Raffi Songs to Read reg has fresh appeal as a board book that the youngest child can hold With sweet illustrations by veteran children s book artists Jose Aruego

  • Title: Five Little Ducks
  • Author: Raffi Cavoukian
  • ISBN: 9780517800577
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Board Book
  • 1 thought on “Five Little Ducks”

    1. That poor mother duck and her suffering. And then the poor overpopulated duck world. What an alarming story.

    2. Great photos accompany the ever-popular children's song Five Little Ducks. Children may like to predict what they think will happen next, and they may enjoy counting the ducks on the pages. Reinforces quantity for the youngest students.

    3. I sang this book during my toddler storytime. It was a fun addition to be able to sing it as opposed to just reading it.

    4. Just like the song, I found myself singing the story instead of reading it. My son loved the pictures of the ducks.

    5. I think most people are familiar with the Five Little Ducks tune, which is pretty catchy in my humble opinion. It's good for practicing numbers. In this particular version, each duckling is a different color so it's also good for talking about colors. I know that some people are concerned about the message of the mother duck losing all her babies one at a time before she can figure out how to get them back. But I feel like this book puts a twist on it that allows you to feel good about those dis [...]

    6. 1. This book has no received any awards.2. This book is appropriate for pre-k and kindergarten.3. Every day of this book, the ducklings go out to explore away from their mother. Each day, one less duckling came back to their mother when called, until none of them returned. But, at the end of the story, the mother went out to find them, and each one of them returned to her.4. I really like singing this song while reading the book. The story line has the potential to be sad, but has a happy ending [...]

    7. This seemed like the perfect book selection for Natalie: She loves her ducks in the bath, she says quack, and she loves her "Wheels on the Bus" Raffi book. But, she has no interest in this one. I must say that I have mixed feelings about the song. I like singing the quacks, but I don't like that it takes the momma duck five missing baby ducks before she goes looking for them. I wasn't a huge fan of the illustrations in this on. I would have preferred more realistic ducks, instead of rainbow colo [...]

    8. This story (also a children’s song) introduces students to the concept of subtraction. Give students small cut-outs of the ducklings and have them follow along throughout the story. Then, go through again, this time using mathematical symbols to represent what is happening, showing students the math sentences. Then, use the duck cut-outs to see what other math sentences can be created using 5 ducklings.

    9. This book (and accompanying song) is about a family of ducklings who goes out every day, and returns to their mother one sibling short. At the end of the story the lonely mother duck goes out to find all of her ducklings returned, along with their spouses and children. This book could be used to teach counting and one-to-one correspondence, and could be easily adapted to provide children with opportunities to participant (e.g hand motions, taking ducks off of a hand puppet.

    10. I remember reading this book to practice speaking in front of a crowd when I was about 7 years old. The kindergarten class I read to and I didn't understand how the mother duck could lose all her ducklings and not keep a better eye on them. It helped them learn subtracting and they enjoyed quacking, but it wasn't their or my favorite book that I read that day.

    11. This book uses subtraction on a beginner level. Counts down from 5 then no ducks are around their mom. After winter and into spring, she goes looking for them and finds them with their mates and their own children. Book could be used to review subtraction or could be read backwards for addition. Doubles could be introduced to show how the children ducks doubled when they found a mate.

    12. The book is a simple nursery rhyme, for infants and toddlers. It includes numbers that help children with their math skills like counting. The book has repetitive sentences. The illustrations are colorful, and sequenced and helps children study the book. The book shows figurative language that will engage children in making sounds.

    13. I liked the five little ducks book. I believe that counting was definitely the main content in this book. The little ducks were so adorable, and I feel that the children will enjoy making quack noises like a duck. The children will be intrigued as the ducks go missing and they count at the same time so it gets them participating.

    14. This book is great for young children! The words in this book are repetitive so the children will be able to follow/sing along. This book is good for practicing counting and math. This book teaches problem solving and the children can have discussions on where they think the other ducks went. Overall, this is a great book for young children and can be very interacting.

    15. A first favorite. This was one of the first songs Danny learned to sing. He read the book to shreds, and we had to throw it out. He still loves to dance around naked singing this song (and he taught Tommy, too).

    16. This is a cute book to help teach your little ones how to count down. With simple drawings and repetitive rhyming this is a simple book that you can easily catch onto.When reading engage the children more. Make sure you are looking up at them and leading them to say it with you!

    17. My son loves this book. He's just beginning to read and the words that he can't remember he can figure out by looking at the pictures.We read this more as a book instead of a song, but he loves it just the same.The pictures are great. He loves the colors. A happy ending is good too.

    18. Raffi was a part of my childhood and is now part of my daughter's as well. Plus, he just came out with a new album! Anyway, this book is colorful and fun and doesn't need the music to be enjoyed. My 2 yo loves it!

    19. Please note that Five Little Ducks is not the same as the song Six Little Ducks. My mistake. I prefer Six Little Ducks. The mother duck in this story/song needs help letting go I would say. Toddler enjoys the song and pictures either way

    20. A first favorite. This was one of the first songs Danny learned to sing. He read the book to shreds, and we had to throw it out. He still loves to dance around naked singing this song (and he taught Tommy, too).

    21. I think this is a positive version of the classic. Instead of mama duck just being negligent, or the ducks not coming back until a papa duck call them, they come back at the end with families of their own. Leave and cleave, baby.

    22. A first favorite. This was one of the first songs Danny learned to sing. He read the book to shreds, and we had to throw it out. He still loves to dance around naked singing this song (and he taught Tommy, too).

    23. The illustrations in this book were very good. With this book, you can allow the children to make duck noises after each page. You can also have them count the ducks, which I think is the dominant lesson of the book. Great book for pre-k

    24. This is a good book to be used with counting. It has a good ryhme to it and after readig it few times children will most likely pick up on it and be saying it with you.

    25. Sad mother duck looks so sad in this version of 5 little ducks! Unfortunately, the format and illustration style doesn't lend itself well to storytime.

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