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Little Quack's New Friend

(Little Quack)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  338 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack think there's nothing more fun than playing with one another. But one day a new creature splunks into their pond.


At first Little Quack is shy. But pretty soon he just might be quacking AND ribbiting a new tune: MAKING NEW FRIENDS RULES!

With rhythm and spirit, acclaimed author Lauren Thompso

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 10th 2006)
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Allie Walsh
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Such a good storyline and message. This book does such a good job of teaching people to accept others even if they are different, it’s okay. A good book to read to a class to show everyone can play together and have fun.
Andrea Thomas
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a good book for children to learn how to accept other students as they are. A game in which I would play with the students will be to have the students find a partner in the classroom and they will have a list of questions to ask their partner the questions so that they will get to know each other a little better. Then when they are finished with asking their partner all the questions then they will have to draw a pictur
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a very cute book and is about how Little Quack and his brothers and sisters become friends with a greeen frog named Ribit. At first, his brother and sisters don't want to become friends with the frog because he's green and he hops and he can't do anything that dicks can do. Little Quack becomes friends with Ribit because he doesn't care that he's green or different Little Quacks accepts Ribit for the friendship with him. Eventually, Little Quack's brothers and sisters become friends with ...more
Taylor Lubinski
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was for children ages 2-4 and I really enjoyed reading this one. In it there were five little ducklings who were all brothers and sisters and they loved to play together. One day a frog named Little Frog wanted to come and play with them but all of the brothers and sisters said no because he was a frog and that made him different than them. Little Quack however did not care that Little Frog was different than him and he just wanted to play so the two of them began to play together. As ...more
The 3-4 year olds loved this book. There were sounds for them to repeat. We discussed how the characters were feeling. I related this book to their lives because we recently got some new friends who are different from most of the children, just like the frog was different from the ducklings. I told them that our new friends would probably be very happy if we asked them to play with us.
Shawn Deal
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Little quack has great adventures as he explores his world for the first times and many of the adventures are about this little duck coming into contact with something for the first time. A great little series that is wonderfully illustrated. The little duck is fully animated with a Hugh range of facial expressions.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Adorable little story with many layers - counting ducks (and friends!), lots of sounds to make, and lessons on inclusion and diversity, all without being too preachy.

Adorable illustrations, as always with Little Quack!
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
An energetic friendship story with a gentle message about appreciating differences. Also this is a useful picture book to add to a preschool counting unit.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes we meet new friends quite unexpectedly.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Wonderful, as always!
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
When Little Ribbit shows up to play, only Little Quack is willing to play with him. But when the other ducklings see how much fun they are having, one by one they join the fun.

Jazzmarie Vedrine
This is a funny, story with a many rhythmic sounding words, on friendship that young children will immediately love. The colors are bright and vibrant, and the children can identify with the frog being singled out and not accepted to play, by the other little ducklings because he was green, little, a frog and didn’t quack. But one little duckling wanted to play with him anyways and his name was Little Quack. Soon they hopped around, and played around in the mud, splashed in the water, until all ...more
Erin Brockway
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This book shows how one little duck decided to be friends with a frog even though his brothers and sisters would not be friends with him because he was different. This book shows the true meaning of friendship and how Little Quack's brothers and sisters eventually learn that having fun and playing together is more important than excluding the frog because he is different. I was most drawn into the story when Little Quack's brothers and sisters were making up excuses/reasons on why they could not ...more
Alyssa Ruehl
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a great way to show how little children sometimes interact. 4 ducks initially leave out a little frog, until they see him playing with the youngest duck. They eventually ask if they can join in playing, to which the frog and youngest duck immediately say, "sure!". My personal experience has involved being left out before, and everyone probably has an idea of what that might feel like. This might be great to read as a read aloud for enrichment purposes to kindergarteners. It would en ...more
Stephanie Davis
I thought this book was a light hearted way to bring up the theme of diversity. There is a frog who wants to become friends with five little ducks. At first, the ducks do not want to be friends with the frog, but little by little they realize that they all enjoy to play in the same ways. Even though they are different colors and different sizes, they still like the same things. I enjoyed the colors in the drawings. They were very bright and inviting.

*Little Quack is the only duck at the pond wh
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime-reads
Little Ribbit the frog finds it hard to make friends with a family of ducklings until Little Quack becomes his friend and, in doing so, helps his family see that Little Ribbit is not so different after all. As they play, little yellow duck and green frog find that they have a great deal in common and they have fun together. One by one all of Little Quack's siblings can't resist joining in the games. The text is fun to read aloud, describing the joy of play and filled with sound words like "Squas ...more
Brandi Wilson
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Little Quack has four siblings named Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, and Paddle. One day a frog named Ribbit came along and asked to play, everyone said no because he wasn't like them except little Quack. Little Quack and Ribbit went off to play and one by one the other quacks saw how much fun little quack and Ribbit were having. They each asked to play and in the end they all said to Ribbit that it was ok if he wasn't they same, they were all friends and wanted to play. I think this book could be used ...more
Aug 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2011, childrens
This is a cute book and a fun follow-up to the book Little Quack. It appears that there is a whole series of books featuring this adorable character. We liked the message of inclusivity and our girls thought all of the onomatopoeia was funny. Recommend for Preschool through second grade.
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I picked this up at the library after I bought "Little Quack's Hide & Seek" and my son really liked it. This book is about Little Ribbit, Little Quack's new frog friend. At first, Little Quack's siblings don't like him because he is green, little, a frog and doesn't quack. But as the day wears on, they realize that it is okay for him to be different, when they have one thing in common - they all like to play. My son loved the illustrations and "sound effects" in the book. Recommended for age ...more
Oct 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Audience: Pre-K-1st grade
Genre: Picture Book
Topic: Friendship
Theme: Acceptance of differences
Reading Level: Early Readers
Curricular Uses: Read-Aloud, Independent Reading, Shared Reading
Literary Elements: Repetition, onamotopoeia, dialogue
Illustrations: Colorful illustrations that support the text. Helpful for early readers.
Additional Comments; This book is adorable. Great for use with primary grades. Also, a great for for choral reading because of the many c
Amy Schmitz
This is an excellent story about five little ducklings and a little green frog. The little green frog want to play with the ducklings; however, only Little Quack is willing to put aside their differences and play with the frog. After the other ducklings see the fun Little Quack is having with his new friend, they join in one by one and all become friends. The repetitive text and decodable words makes this a good book for young readers. There is also a strong friendship message that is revealed t ...more
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book has such cute illustrations! Little Quack finds a new friend in a frog but his brothers and sisters don't want to be friends with the frog because he's green and doesn't do the things ducks do. Quack saw beyond the differences and made a great friend in the frog. This book is told in a rhythmic way and teaches children that you can have friends that are different from you and appreciate them for who they are.
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Natalie really likes Little Quack. This book isn't as wonderful as the bed time one, but it is good. There is the same sense of pattern and repetition, but it doesn't build up to the sleepiness of the bed time book (but that's probably because that's not its goal). Great illustrations and sound effect noises. The moral of friendship and acceptance is very clear, but welcome in a children's book.
Lindsay Michael
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I feel that this book is a really good read for children because it makes them see that just because someone doesn't look the same as you or do the same things that you like to do, that doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't be friends with them. Once you get to know them, you might have fun doing the things that they like to do and vise versa! It teaches children to not judge a book by it's cover.
Laura Henderson
Sep 14, 2009 rated it liked it
A frog asks 5 ducklings to play; four of the ducklings refuse because the frog is too green. But little quack has such a fun time with the frog that the other ducklings eventually join in. This is a great book to read to the entire class or to read one on one since it is a board book. I would use this book in a thematic unit about friends. I like this book because it encourages children to make new friends despite how different they are from you.
Danielle Desmarais
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
-Was very excited to find out there is a whole serious of Little Quack books.
-Again has the five ducklings and they meet a new friend and have tons of fun together.
-Even more play-on-words and some predictable phrases.
-I like the theme of these books and how they share over-coming obstacles.

-Could be a read-aloud at any grade level. Indivually reading may be harder with quotation marks and such, maybe around 2nd grade.

Mara Meyer
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I felt that students in Elementary school would enjoy this book because of the rhyming and the illustrations. The meaning behind the story was very empowering, in the since that sometimes people (in this case ducklings and a frog) are different but in the end they can all be friends. Accepting people for being different and learning that fun can be had by all is so important in this day and age!
This is a great book to help student's see that it's okay to be different and to play with those who are different. At first little quack is the only who one wants to play with little ribbit but the other ducklings see how much fun they are having. One by one they join the other two.
Kirstin Kemppainen
Such a sweet book that gives the message to young children that anyone can be your friend, no matter what they may look like! It really encourages students to play with everyone who may be in the classroom, in the lunch room, or on the playground.
Another Little Quack book. It's cute enough.

A frog would like to play with the ducks. The ducks are rude save Little Quack. Off go the frog and Little Quack; they have a blast. Soon enough the other ducks want to join in all the fun. There's a lesson of tolerance here, if one is so inclined.
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