Davy and the Duckling written by Margaret Wild
& Illustrated by Julie Vivas
Published by Penguin Publishers
'...When the baby duck hatched, the first thing it saw was Davy. It fluffed its feathers – and started following Davy everywhere. Around the farmyard, under the apple trees and all the way home...'
'Davy and the Duckling' is the latest picture book from award winners; author Margaret Wild and illustrator Julie Vivas. This is a moving tale about the love between a little boy and a duckling. When the duckling is hatched the first living thing it sees is Davy, so the duckling believes that Davy is its 'mother' and will not leave his side. The friendship continues through the happy and sad milestones of Davy's life.
Julie Vivas' dreamy watercolor illustrations and Margaret Wild's gentle storytelling makes this a perfect choice to read to a young child before bedtime. It fills the mind with a celebration of life renewing itself, unconditional love and the rewards that caring for a pet can bring. No doubt this wonderful little book will also delight and promote discussion on these important, character defining qualities.
CKT Book Reviewer