With Christmas looming and present ideas stock piling, I'm getting excited at all these amazing new reads. Sometimes all it takes to win me over is a well designed jacket, a moral tale or some quirky illustrations and this good book has all three.
Published by the V&A, A Story About Ducks is part of the Renier Collection of Children's Literature and follows a group of restless ducks, who disenchanted by their little river decide to set off on an adventure to faraway places and explore the world beyond. Full of raspberry buns, ice creams and roller coaster rides, their day trip seems exciting at first but they soon wish they were back in the safety of their reeds after ignoring the advice of two birds they meet along the way.
This charming story brings to life an important message to those who explore its pages, not to take for granted what you already have and to be open to the advice of others, as well show courage and curiosity. First published in 1945 and until recently long out of print, this beautiful wordy picture book will be the one your kiddo cherishes in their childhood memories, proving it to be the classic it is.