Eve’s Ducklings by Maria Monte.
A sweet, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to be kind to animals.
Eve and her Grandpa take daily walks to the local lake, where Eve tries to make friends with two shy ducklings.
Will Eve’s funny and heart-warning antics win over the shy ducklings and their protective mother duck?
Will her kind and patient Grandpa help Eve find a way to be more kind and gentle with the ducklings?
Join Eve as she learns how to be kind, giving and respectful toward animals.
- Fun read-aloud book.
- Books for kids ages 3 and up.
- Picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students.
Review by Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne: Rating: 5 out of 5.
Eve’s Ducklings is an adorable, gentle story of a little girl who loves exploring the outdoors with her grandpa. The author mentions in the dedication that she had an experience with ducks when she was little and she shared that memory with many others.
In the tale, little Eve longs to hold a baby duck and play with it. She tries to reach the little ducks swimming in the pond, but the tiny birds flee. In the meantime, grandpa warns her to be careful not to upset the Mama duck. Eve is discouraged she can’t play with the ducklings so she and grandpa spend time in the park instead.
Later in the story, Eve has a different idea and the baby ducks enjoy their surprise as well. This little book shows young children how important it is to show kindness to animals. It’s a lovely tale and the illustrations are cute and engaging. It’s the perfect bedtime story little ones will treasure. Children and parents may also notice that if you don’t reach your goal at first, you may succeed by changing tactics.
Congratulations to Maria Monte and Emilie Wiklund for a job well done.
Praise for Eve’s Ducklings:
★ “Eve’s Ducklings is such a lovely book with a great message! I also loved the beautiful illustrations. This book is perfect for younger children!” – Samantha McCarn, Librarian ★
★ “It reminded me of my childhood and brought back fond memories. I loved the relationship between Eve and her Grandpa on their adventures to the park.” – Lauren Jeffs ★
★ “Being kind to animals is an important message and I think this book did it beautifully. I will definitely read this again to my class.” – Ginny Mcpherson, Elementary Educator ★
Review by Kirkus Reviews: The images that show Eve’s multiple attempts to connect with the ducklings are especially adorable. A well-illustrated and thoughtful intergenerational tale.
Review by Ginny Mcpherson, Elementary Educator: What a delightful book. I read this to my preschool class and they loved it. Being kind to animals is an important message and I think this book did it beautifully. I will definitely read this again to my class.
Review by Mary Lanni, Book Reviewer: At once a story about intergenerational love between a grandfather and his granddaughter and an example of the power of tenacity, Eve’s Ducklings draws readers into the dynamic and precious world of an inquisitive young child. Preschool-aged readers will especially connect with Eve’s story and look forward to sharing it with their grandparents.
Review by Marie-Hélène Fasquel, Readers’ Favorite: A beautiful tale of friendship between animals and children which is bound to become a favorite bedtime story. This short story will give them all the tools to grow a healthy relationship with animals of all types. I recommend this beautiful tale!
Review by Amanda O’Dwyer, LoveReading4Kids: Absolutely delightful! The pictures are just gorgeous and sure to draw the younger readers in. I love that it is just Eve and grandad enjoying time together and their adventures in the park. The fact that some of the story is told through the illustrations means the book becomes more engaging and parents can work on comprehension as well. I just adore this.
Paperback: 28 Pages
Reading Age: 3-5 Years
Publisher: Bonny Books (July 1, 2021)
Emelie Wiklund (Illustrator)
Grandma’s Book Club: Ducks
Grandma’s Book Club: Kindness To Animals
Grandma’s Book Club: Picture Book
About The Author: Maria Monte writes delightfully sweet, humorous and heart-warming stories that teach little ones great values, such as kindness, joy and love.
Her spare time is divided between family, caring for her young son, and writing children’s books. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Maria enjoys mochas, watching comedies on Netflix (when her toddler naps!), and losing herself in wiki rabbit holes.
Maria is an experienced communications specialist with an honours degree in English literature. She loves to connect with readers, so visit her online at— www.mariamonte.com/contact-me
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