Baby Duck's New Friend by Devin Asch

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Fun, friendship, and adventure!
Baby Duck's mama warns him not to swim past the old stone bridge unless he's with a duck who can fly. Luckily, Baby Duck meets what appears to be the perfect new friend--it can swim and fly, and it isn't afraid of anything. The two of them make an incredible journey to the sea. And when Baby Duck has to find his own way home, he discovers something amazing about himself.
Award-winning author Frank Asch and his son, Devin, have written a heartwarming story about a little duckling who finds it within himself to spread his wings . . . and fly!
 

About Devin Asch

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Frank Asch was born on August 6, 1946, in Somerville, NJ. In 1969 he graduated from Cooper Union in New York City with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. Since then he has taught in both the United States and abroad. He has also organized art, writing, puppetry, and creative dramatics workshops for children all over the country. In 1976 Mr. Asch and his wife started their own children's theatre called The Belly Buttons. In l989, Frank Asch and Vladimir Vagin published Here Comes the Cat!, the first Russian/American collaboration on a children's book, which has since received the Russian National Book Award. Mr. Asch also joined forces with naturalist and photographer Ted Levin for a series of poetry books for children. In 1996, their first book, Sawgrass Poems, was named to the John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers. Like a Windy Day was released in fall 2002. It was the fourth and last book in the "element" book series that already includes The Earth and I, Water, and The Sun Is My Favorite Star. DEVIN ASCH is Frank Asch's talented son, who makes his children's book debut with Baby Duck's New Friend. The Asch family lives in Middletown Springs, Vermont.
 
Published April 1, 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mama Duck has forbidden Baby Duck to pass the stone bridge unless he's with a friend who can fly.

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In this suitably silly narrative, a baby climbs into a box, plays with blocks and encounters a fox and an ox;

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In this hibernation tale, Mother Bear attempts to put down her cub for the winter.

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In this gentle, straightforward picture book, Mother Bear has a harder time than most parents getting her baby to sleep, as bedtime here means winter hibernation.

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In Asch's (the Baby Bear books) latest picture book, Baby Bird falls out of her mother's nest one night and manages to return with the help of new friend Little Frog.

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In a story with echoes of the elder Asch's Happy Birthday, Moon, an eager-to-roam duckling befriends a rubber ducky who has fallen out of a truck and plopped into his watery path.

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