Duckie's Rainbow by Frances Barry

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Turn the graduated pages of this unique shaped book to help Duckie find her way home — and you’ll marvel at the dazzling rainbow that appears when she gets there.

Duckie is in a hurry to get home. She walks through a red poppy field, hops under an orange bridge, waddles around a yellow cornfield, rushes past a big green tree, and paddles across a deep blue pond. By the time she reaches her nest, purple clouds have begun to rain, but don’t worry — the book’s rounded pages, each one smaller than the last, form a spectacular rainbow on the last spread! With the boldest of colors and enchantingly simple shapes, Frances Barry’s collage illustrations combine with an ingenious format for an eye-popping concept-book debut.

About Frances Barry

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Frances Barry says the idea for DUCKIE'S RAINBOW came to her "on the top deck of a London bus. Not that I saw a rainbow, but I've always found it a great place to brainstorm with a sketchbook! I named the character Duckie because it was a term of endearment my great-aunt used for everyone." Frances Barry has worked as a designer of greeting cards and stationery and has painted several public and private murals. This is her first book.
Published February 9, 2004 by Candlewick. 14 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Barry’s charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie’s Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten.

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As readers follow the feathered heroine's journey ""through the red poppy field,"" ""under the orange bridge"" and onward, the book continues to change: the pages, decreasing in size, begin to form a large rainbow that stretches across the book's full width-with the colors in their proper or...

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