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Olivia and Her Ducklings

Olivia and Her Ducklings

Veera Hiranandani
Illustrator:  Shane L. Johnson 
Fiction  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416990796

Olivia is out painting by the pond one day when she notices that some ducklings are separated from their mother. Being a kind pig, Olivia helps the ducklings to climb the hill so that they can be reunited with their mother.

When Olivia gets home, she begins to paint a new picture, when she hears “Quack!” The ducks have followed Olivia home! Olivia’s mother tells Olivia that she cannot keep the ducks because they belong at the pond, but Olivia does get to have them as guests in her home until the morning.

This amusing little book will delight children who have enjoyed Olivia’s picture book exploits. The story is presented with simple sentences and rebus images to make it easy for a beginner reader to follow.