Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


Spring 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Author: David McPhail
Illustrator: David McPhail
ISBN: 978-0-8109-8415-8
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Waddles waddles because he eats so well. The little raccoon lives in a hollow tree in a park with a pond and trash cans well stocked with food scraps. His best friend is a duck. Caring for Emily's eggs one day while she takes a swim, the eggs hatch. Now Waddles has five duckling friends as well as their mother - until they fly south in autumn.

With a soft brown and green palette, the fine-line, humorous, watercolor illustrations depict a charming protagonist's experiences of friendship and loss. The only double-page spreads announce the changing seasons. When spring returns, so do Waddles' friends. The four seasons are introduced to very young children within a gentle, reassuring story.

Kemie Nix   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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Abrams Books for Young Readers

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