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Ducking for Apples

Lynne Berry; illustrations by Hiroe Nakata

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

"Blue sky! Sunshine!

Head outside!

Let’s ride bikes!”

five ducks decide.

The five little ducks can’t wait to ride their bikes. Will they use their training wheels? No way! Teetering, swerving, tottering, curving, they ride full-steam until two ducks spy trees with ripe red apples on top. Those yummy apples will be perfect for pies and cakes, if only the ducks can reach them . . .


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Tiger Claws
CHAPTER 1 
 
The brothers say that pleasure cures all fears. But Basant's fears are many, and his pleasures few.The lights of the butter lamps dance like fireflies across the marble floor, stopping just short of his jewel-encrusted slippers. Time and again he has studied those lights, and the shadows their flickers form. And now Basant shrinks into a corner, praying that the dark will conceal his plump belly from the palace guards.To cure his fear, he dissembles, though no one sees him. Basant takes pleasure in dissembling. Though he cowers in the shadows he feigns
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Praise for Ducking for Apples

"This ducky picture book fits the bill.” --School Library Journal

 

“Nakata’s sweet, soft watercolors perfectly suit the cozy mood.” --Time Out New York Kids

 

“The cheerful ink-and-watercolor artwork is as fresh and amusing as the short, rhyming verse. Fine for fall storytimes.” --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lynne Berry; illustrations by Hiroe Nakata

  • Lynne Berry is the author of several books for young readers. She lives in Nashville, Tennesee, with her husband and assorted pets.
     
    Hiroe Nakata has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
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Ducking for Apples

Lynne Berry; illustrations by Hiroe Nakata

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