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Gracie, the Public Gardens Duck

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Gracie has a nice, comfortable life in the Public Gardens. Her days are full of swimming in lakes and fountains, napping in bushes, and gobbling up the delicious treats that the visitors to the park bring especially for her. One day Gracie's people stop bringing her food, and to fill-up she has to turn to duck food! Despite herself, she starts to enjoy it.
Judith Meyrick
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Nimbus Publishing (CN) (first published May 15th 2007)
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Canadian Children's Book Centre
Children love feeding ducks at the park. So how can we get across the message that feeding wild animals isn’t necessarily a good idea? Enter, with a loud quack, Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck. Only the message that the charismatic fictional waterfowl wants to communicate is “feed the ducks.” When she discovers that a new sign instructs park visitors to refrain from giving handouts, Gracie performs a little graffiti. However, the Man in the Black Suit and other visitors are not fooled by the alt ...more
With spring upon us and green spaces awash with waddling waterfowl, this humourous account of an outraged donation-dependent duck provides an entertaining reminder of why we resist the temptation to feed our feathered friends.

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