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January 13 – Rubber Duckie Day

8 Jan

Happy Rubber Duckie Day!

If you’re a fan of Bert and Ernie, you’ve certainly heard Ernie sing to his rubber duckie on more than one occasion.

 13642609Hey, Duck! written and illustrated y Carin Bramsen (2013)

Duck believes that Cat is really a Duck. He continually asks him to play duck games, but Cat reminds him that he is a cat not a duck. Duck finally goes off to play alone and Cat realizes that he misses him. Now Cat wonders if he really is a duck after all. So he goes in search of Duck. What he finds is that he is a cat and cats don’t like water, but Cat and Duck can still be friends.

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Quick Duck! written and illustrated by Mary Murphy (2012)

Little Duck has to be quick. Someone is calling him. Out of the mud, under the hedge, around the flowers, down the hill, through the reeds, and over the stones. Finally Little Duck reaches his mother and three brothers. Splash into the water!

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Baby Duck’s New Friend written and illustrated by Frank Asch and Devin Asch (2001)

Baby Duck’s mama reminds him not to pass the stone bridge unless he is with someone who can fly. So Baby Duck swims all the way to the stone bridge wishing he knew someone who could fly. Just then a rubber duck falls from a truck going over the bridge and lands in the water next to Baby Duck. Baby Duck is excited, this new friend can fly faster than his mama! So Baby Duck follows his new friend past the stone bridge. Soon they are plunged to the bottom of a waterfall and end up in a river that snaked through a dark forest. Eventually they float to the sea. Baby Duck is frightened. He had never seen waves so big. When Baby Duck and his new friend get washed up onto the beach, his new friend is picked up by a little boy. Baby Duck shouts and tries to follow his new friend, but the moon rises and Baby Duck wants to go home. Seeing the beam of light from the lighthouse, Baby Duck flaps his wings and flies into the night sky over the ocean, to the river, past the woods and the waterfall, all the way back to the old stone bridge. Baby Duck splashes down in the water on the other side of the bridge and swims back home to his mama who gives him a minnow for his dinner and promises to teach him how to fly the next day.

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Rubber Duck written by Dana Meachen Rau and illustrated by Patrick Girouard (2001)

The little boy takes his rubber duck outside to play. They ride his bike to the park and go down the slide. They hide behind a garbage can, roll down the hill, jump into a pile of leaves, and eat gooey marshmallows. Rubber Duck gets so dirty playing that the boy barely recognizes him. So they go back home and take a nice bubble bath to clean up again.

Book Love Blog Hop

31 Jan

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I’m participating in a blog hop to promote the books I love.

This isn’t a big stretch for me, is it? I’m always recommending great children’s literature on this site.

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Last year I challenged myself to find picture books to celebrate every day of the year. (Of course, I didn’t think of this until March so I’m still catching up a few last days of February to complete the year; but it’s almost done!) I’ll bet you knew that February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day, but did you know that May 13th is National Jumping Frog Day? Have you ever celebrated Rubber Duckie Day or World Smile Day or National Violin Day?  You can find my picture book recommendations for those and 360 other days under the heading CELEBRATE EVERY DAY WITH A PICTURE BOOK

So, to complete this blog hop challenge, I will/have:

1. Pick some books you love (any genre) that you think deserve more attention than they are getting. Here are pics of some of the 2015 books I have liked so far. You can find them on my page, at the BOOKS ALIVE! tab.

2. Post reviews for the books you chose on Amazon/social media. I also post on goodreads. You can follow me there as well. I would love to connect with you and find out what you’re reading also. Take a peek at my 2014 Bookshelf on goodreads.

3. Post the reviews on your own blog.

unnamedThis year, I’m focused on reviewing newly published picture books for 2015. This endeavor includes a review of wonderful new picture books and links or ideas to help parents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, caregivers etc. with simple and fun ideas to do with children to extend their enjoyment of the books. I call it BOOKS ALIVE! And I hope you will join me there to see the new and exciting publications.

4. Display the BOOK LOVE badge.

So you love the badge? Cute little bunny in heart-shaped glasses reading a book. Oh yeah! Grab it for yourself. And take a minute to visit the creator of the badge, Dana Carey Up in the Attic Lately and on the Sub It Club.

5. Tag some friends.

I’m tagging all the members of the new writing Facebook page, Mothers Writing Picture Books. Moms, Grandmoms, Mommies-to-be, and Favorite Aunties, heck pretty much anyone who loves a kid in their lives knows what it’s like to find just the right picture book for their little ones. So if you know of an uncelebrated picture book all you MWPBs, jump right in and share the love.  Even if you’re not a member of Mothers Writing Picture Books, you can hop right in and join the fun. Just follow the five easy rules and VOILA! you’re it!

Thanks to Carrie for her brainchild blog hop. If you would like to learn more about it and possible join in, visit Carrie Finison at her Story Patch site at BOOK LOVE – A BLOG HOP


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