The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling

The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling

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Captain Alfred is sailing home with new ducks for his farm when his little boat is caught in an unexpected and mighty storm. Everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea, including the very special and beautiful duck egg he had nestled safely inside his fiddle case. But perhaps all is not lost: the little duckling stumbles out of his shell and discovers Captain Alfred s fiddle, floating not too far away in the waves. And when the duckling embraces the instrument with all his heart, what happens next is pure magic.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, ©2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763664329
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,30 cm.


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Feb 10, 2017

I want to give this book 6 stars. T.B.Ering has written and illustrated a book that I can see becoming a Classic. The illustrations evoke all the emotions of the characters: joy, sympathy, loneliness, fear, surprise, hope and determination and happiness. The story is told in short bits of words and sentences and the whole tale moves swiftly without talking down to young readers. The entire packaging of this publication with embossing of the illustration on the cover captivated and inspired me to read this from the moment I saw it. Surely others will read it, love it, and share it.

MissLacie Jan 19, 2017

The illustrations in this book are wonderful. You can "feel" the tossing sea and the dense fog. Also the music represented by colored strokes in the sky adds to the beauty of the book. The open ending gave the perfect twist to end the story.

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