Synopses & Reviews
In a pond so deep and chilly sat a frog upon a lily,
Catching flies the size he'd never seen before.
All at once, he started chuckling at a fluffy yellow duckling
Shaking shyly on the sand along the shore.
And so begins the charming story of Little Chicken Duck, whose fear of water prevents her from learning to swim. Taken under Froggie's wing, she is brought into the forest clearing, where each of the birds, in turn, confesses their deepest fear and how they came to terms with it. Armed with their stories of bravery and Froggie's support, Little Chicken Duck, "feeling cheerful, brave, and plucky," is finally able to overcome her fear of water and swim in the pond.
This heartwarming tale in rhyme is lovingly illustrated by the playful, enchanting illustrations by artist Bill Slavin.
About the Author
Born in Los Angeles, Tim Beiser lived in New York City for many years, where he wrote plays and science-fiction short stories while working as an emergency medical technician for the Fire Department of New York. Now living in Toronto, he is an award-winning journalist who has written for many of Canada's leading publications. His first two books for children, Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog and Miss Mousie's Blind Date, were published to much critical acclaim. Tim Beiser divides his time between Toronto, Canada, and Grignan, France. The author lives in Toronto, Canada & Grignan, France.