By Emma Walton Hamilton
Illustrated by EG Keller
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Mr. and Mrs. Puddleduck have found the perfect place to nest: a cozy planter by a theater in a sunny seaside village. While Mrs. P is warming the eggs, Mr. P is drawn to the spellbinding songs, fabulous feathered costumes, and dazzling dances he’s secretly watching during rehearsals. He’s even showing off some fancy new footwork to Mrs. P!
But it turns out he’s been learning much more than how to put on a show. When the chicks begin hatching right by the roadside, it takes a chorus line of parading performers—and Mr. P’s clever choreography—to come to the rescue!
From the bestselling mother-daughter team musical icon Julie Andrews and author Emma Walton Hamilton comes a delightful story inspired by the true tale of ducklings who stopped traffic and charmed a community, all the way to their splashy grand finale!
"In a charming appended note, the authors mention the story’s inspiration (the rescue of newly hatched ducklings from the courtyard of a theater on Long Island) and encourage parents to introduce their children to the arts as a pathway to greater confidence and creativity. The imaginative, digital illustrations will draw children to this appealing picture book."Booklist
"Adorable, enchanting, and very ducky indeed."Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The First Notes:
* "A charming collaboration that strikes just the right notes." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Gentle yet expressive illustrations pay tribute to these accomplishments with square patterns, illuminated manuscripts, and other cultural details from the time period. Note-able, indeed!" —Booklist, starred review
"Andrews and Hamilton’s step-by-step prose, and Fedele’s colored pencil, gouache, and watercolor illustrations of vibrant Italian landscapes…successfully combine to evoke strong emotions around Guido’s eventual success." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Very Fairy Princess:
#1 New York Times bestselling series!
"The mother-daughter team successfully demonstrates an understanding of that magical stage of childhood in which determination, desire and dreams can transform reality." —Kirkus Reviews
"Geraldine radiates noblesse oblige, heedless energy, and a sense of destiny—she's Eloise crossed with Hillary Clinton." —Publishers Weekly
"[Geraldine] lets kids know it's not necessary to be prim and proper to be a 'real' princess; princesses who just want to have fun will find plenty of that here." —Booklist
Praise for The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage:
"Davenier's expressive illustrations match Geradline's energy and mood on every spread, fluidly conveying the heroine's lovable imperfections." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl!:
"Davenier's lithe illustrations infuse the story with warmth and quiet emotion; Andrews's and Hamilton's heroine continues to charm." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Very Fairy Princess: Attitude of Gratitude:
"Readers will have no trouble coming up with ways to incorporate a bit of gratitude into their lives, and Gerry's breezily confident narration and Davenier's airy artwork are as appealing as ever." —Publishers Weekly
"Exudes optimism and cheerfulness...a touch of sass adds humor to the gentle story." —The Washington Post
- On Sale
- Apr 30, 2024
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers