One by one five little ducklings tumble off the bridge into the river below–and mother duck follows them.
Muddle (a duck) and Mo (a goat) are best friends, but Muddle is a bit confused about what type of animals they both are. Fortunately, during the course of their walk together, long-suffering Mo helps Muddle get his duck identity sorted out in this warm and funny tale of friendship, differences, and acceptance.
When Bear discovers jam for the time, he can’t think of anything else. Mama Duck tells him that growing bears need to eat their vegetables first but Bear can’t stand the strange green things on his plate. He only wants jam! It’s not until Bear notices the little ducks around him eating ALL of their food, that it finally clicks: Bear can have his dinner and his jam.
Bear is supposed to sleep through the winter, but he doesn’t want to miss out on any of the fun. Fortunately, Mama Duck comes up with a plan that will help everyone have the perfect winter.
As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game that earns him the name of Little One Step.
Three hilarious stories are told in graphic style in this book destined for multiple readings. The first episode finds the charismatic Boots without a place to nap on his usual wall. A bit of ingenuity and some fish biscuits are all he needs to get some room, though his scheme is certain to backfire. The second chapter has Boots enlisting the duck Madam Quark for swimming and flying lessons, with dubious results. And the pièce de résistance comes last in probably the most hilarious game of charades ever played by cats.
Duck grows mouthwatering marshmallows and licorice whips. When jellybeans that Duck grew win a prize at the fair, the king comes and “borrows” some but after much time passes Duck. Getting the candy back will not be easy. But with the help of many unusual friends, Duck might have some luck.
Follows the adventures of a duck whose fear of water prevents her from learning to swim until she is assisted by a kindhearted frog and forest birds who reveal how they overcame their own fears.
A little girl writes a story and soon it has a life of its own.