Ducks on the Road: A Counting Adventure
When a family of ducks goes out for a walk, their path takes them in unexpected directions—and maybe even to some new friends. Little ones will delight in counting ducks one through ten and identifying the other animals the duck family meets on their country walk.
What I loved: This is a great counting down book that travels from 10 down to 1 and then back up to 11. The addition of different animals that the ducklings stop to talk to during the book will definitely appeal to young readers. The illustrations are lovely, and I appreciated all the details that went into the scenery and flowers. There is a lot to look at on each page. The font is also printed large and clear, making it a great choice for bedtime and reading aloud.
What left me wanting more: As a small point, I wanted to know where the eleventh duckling came from, as it just appears at the end. The text also almost has a rhythm but does not quite get there, so it does not quite have that nursery rhyme feel.
Final verdict: With lovely illustrations, many animals, and a bit of counting fun, DUCKS ON THE ROAD is a charming picture book for toddlers and preschoolers.