Yes, yes, it must seem odd to be in the market for children’s books specifically about ducks but so is my life. Teresa and ducks are a match made in heaven. If, upon her first sighting of a rubber duck, she was able to walk (or even stand) and they had seen each other from across a grassy field, it would have been one of those running-in-slow-motion-until-in-each-others-embrace kinds of meetings. In fact, her first words were duck duck. So it is, I have become a bit of an expert in children’s duck books. Mostly board books, but some longer picture books. Not to keep you on the edge of your seat any longer, here are my favorites in no particular order:
Gossie – A sweet little book about loving your friends.
Ollie – This book speaks to the nature of toddlers. Obstinate, contrary, and so freakin’ cute.
Ruby in Her Own Time – Really, it’s more a book for you – the adult. If your kiddo seems just a little bit different from everyone else’s kid, this is a nice reminder to be patient with your little work in progress.
Duck Soup – A cute comedy of errors.
Los cinco patitos – I’ve read this book at least 3,984 times. For the first year of Teresa’s life, I had to read this to her at least three times a day. Really what I love about this book is the illustrations.
Duck, Duck, Moose – One of my absolute favorites. Two ducks, a reluctant moose, pancakes, you really can’t go wrong.