13th out of 75 books — 39 voters
Five Little Ducks
First published in 1989, this charming Raffi Songs to Read/reg/ has fresh appeal as a board book that the youngest child can hold. With sweet illustrations by veteran children's book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers. They'll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then...more
Board Book, 32 pages
Published March 2nd 1999 by Crown Books for Young Readers
(first published 1988)
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Apr 03, 2013 Rocheal Hoffman rated it 5 of 5 stars
Great photos accompany the ever-popular children's song Five Little Ducks. Children may like to predict what they think will happen next, and they may enjoy counting the ducks on the pages. Reinforces quantity for the youngest students.
I think most people are familiar with the Five Little Ducks tune, which is pretty catchy in my humble opinion. It's good for practicing numbers. In this particular version, each duckling is a different color so it's also good for talking about colors. I know that some people are concerned about the message of the mother duck losing all her babies one at a time before she can figure out how to get them back. But I feel like this book puts a twist on it that allows you to feel good about those dis...more
This seemed like the perfect book selection for Natalie: She loves her ducks in the bath, she says quack, and she loves her "Wheels on the Bus" Raffi book. But, she has no interest in this one. I must say that I have mixed feelings about the song. I like singing the quacks, but I don't like that it takes the momma duck five missing baby ducks before she goes looking for them. I wasn't a huge fan of the illustrations in this on. I would have preferred more realistic ducks, instead of rainbow colo...more
This story (also a children’s song) introduces students to the concept of subtraction. Give students small cut-outs of the ducklings and have them follow along throughout the story. Then, go through again, this time using mathematical symbols to represent what is happening, showing students the math sentences. Then, use the duck cut-outs to see what other math sentences can be created using 5 ducklings.
This book uses subtraction on a beginner level. Counts down from 5 then no ducks are around their mom. After winter and into spring, she goes looking for them and finds them with their mates and their own children. Book could be used to review subtraction or could be read backwards for addition. Doubles could be introduced to show how the children ducks doubled when they found a mate.
Jul 18, 2012 Heather Colacurcio rated it 4 of 5 stars
(Ages 2+) Children familiar with the song will enjoy seeing the illustrations. Those who are not yet familiar with quickly become acquainted with this classic, which offers a lot of oppurtunites for children to interact. Children in my library program really enjoyed counting down the ducks and joining in for the "quack-quacks".