Five Little Ducks by RaffiFive Little Ducks by Raffi

Five Little Ducks

byRaffiIllustratorJose Aruego, Ariane Dewey

Paperback | March 17, 1992

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This picture book featuring a counting song by Raffi makes the perfect "addition" to your springtime reading list!

Babies and toddlers willl love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return. Sadly, Mother Duck waits alone through all four seasons until spring returns and with it her five ducks, all grown up-along with their new families of baby ducks. With sweet illustrations by veteran children's book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight. 

Praise for Five Little Ducks:

"Vivid pictures tell the tale of a mother duck who loses her ducklings, one by one. A happy ending is assured when they return with ducklings of their own. Music and chords are included. The title is well done, giving a visual dimension to a popular children's song, and will be successful for story times and general library use." —School Library Journal.
Raffi Cavoukian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1948 to Armenian parents. Music and literature were very much a part of Raffi’s own childhood, leading to his interest in learning the guitar as a teenager. In 1970 he began his career as a performer in local music spots and later transitioned to performing music for children. As his caree...
Title:Five Little DucksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.18 inPublished:March 17, 1992Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0517583607

ISBN - 13:9780517583609

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2


Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! Great twist off from this five monckeys juming on the bed. Very cute to intergrate in theme days (easter, animals, etc).
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok. My son isn't thrilled with the drawings in this book as much as he is with the song. The artwork is ok, but just doesn't grab my 9 month old's attention very well. He'd be just as happy with me singing the song to him without the book.
Date published: 2006-07-06

From Our Editors

In this delightful counting song, five ducklings disappear one by one, until Mother Duck doesn't know what to do. But springtime soon arrives, and her children reappear--with their own little ones. Full color