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Duckie's Rainbow

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  263 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Turn the graduated pages of this unique shaped book to help Duckie find her way home — and you’ll marvel at the dazzling rainbow that appears when she gets there.

Duckie is in a hurry to get home. She walks through a red poppy field, hops under an orange bridge, waddles around a yellow cornfield, rushes past a big green tree, and paddles across a deep blue pond. By the time
Hardcover, 14 pages
Published February 9th 2004 by Candlewick
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A great book to talk about colors with kids. I liked how the pages formed a rainbow at the end. Using for my first storytime on Saturday.
Ruth Ann
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Colors and rain.
Short and very sweet. Ends with a rainbow.
Perfect for babytime.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Duckie is so cute! Every page reveals a new color until a rainbow is formed. I had some preschool teachers exclaim in delight over this book after I read it to their class.
Love this simple colors book with its unique shape and format. So sad it's out of print!
Christine Grant
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Rainbow Story Time.

Simple walk through the colors of the rainbow.
Milton Louie
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Do you see the rainbow at the end of the story? B
Orion Kopf
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Trisha Parsons
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime
This is a fantastic book for younger kids, especially if they're learning about colors! It's simple, but there's an engaging narrative.
Amy Holliday
May 14, 2008 rated it liked it
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I think that the story could be useful for teaching about colors because each color is vividly portrayed on each page. Moreover, it introduces the concept that the rain plus the sun produce a rainbow. But, I think that the author could have been more creative in describing where Duckie went that represented different colors. She hopped under the orange bridge? I’ve not seen many orange bridges? Could she not have surfed on an orange peel or something else more creative than
Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
We got this at the library to help teach colors and my 17-month old asked for "Duckie" all day long.

The pages are different heights so that as you turn each page from red to orange to yellow etc., it builds a rainbow. It's designed for the very young because there are not a lot of words, the focus in on the colors.

We loved it.
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book that teaches children their colors! The way the book is shaped allows children to see the rainbow forming as each page is turned. I've used it for class visits, themes on colors, rainbows, and most recently, a ducks- and rain-themed bilingual story time program.
Ariel Cummins
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Simple, short picture book that illustrates colors in big, beautiful pages and ends with a rainbow.

Each illustration features shades of a particular color using collage elements.

A short, simple book perfect for teaching colors.
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
On her way home, Duckie walks by many vivid colors (she walks by a red poppy field, hops under an orange bridge, waddles past a yellow cornfield, etc) that culminate into a bright rainbow at the end of the book. Very cute concept book--great read-aloud for toddlers & preschool children.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Duckie's colorful story ends in a rainbow. Artwork adds a shade of the rainbow after each activity Duckie completes and the final two page spread rewards the reader with a vibrant rainbow.

A good read aloud, especially for a color storytime.
May 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Graduated pages make this a tactile as well as a visual learning experience. Pleasing concept-book focusing on color identification.
Apr 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A must have for baby storytimes
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Perfect for colors, spring, ducks, rainbows. Simple but unique.
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Babies, toddlers, colors, vocabulary, print motivation.
May 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely (and short!) little picture book that can be adapted to little ones. The colors are bright, the duck is cute, and the whole thing opens up into a rainbow!
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Duckie passes many colorful places that turn into a beautiful rainbow
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lovely little story to define a rainbow and show colors.
May 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book to use for young story times about color. Duckie strolls through several colorful pages until he comes to a rainbow. Simple, usable, and the book is a cool shape to boot.
Christine Turner
Mar 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Follow Duckie on her colorful walk home to a big, bold surprise!
Sarah Matthews
Sep 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A favorite for Books & Babies story time.
Writing is lacking, but the effect of the layers of color that end up creating the rainbow, in the end, makes up for it.
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pbf-birds
Very cute, very short presentation of colors for very little toddlers.
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Frances Barry is the creator of the eye-popping novelty concept books DUCKIE'S RAINBOW, DUCKIE'S DUCKLINGS, and DUCKIE'S SPLASH, and the Fold Out and Find Out books BIG YELLOW SUNFLOWER and LITTLE GREEN FROGS. She lives in London.