Puddle is a little duckling. He longs to go to duckling school. But when his first day approaches he is suddenly not so sure. After all, starting school is a very big step. In this charming story Puddle's worries turn to smiles as Mummy packs enough love and support into his school bag to take him through the day.
'When Puddle was barely more than an egg, he couldn't wait to start duckling school.' So begins this story about feelings of excitement, anticipation, and understandable nervousness that surround an approaching first day at nursery school. Puddle, a little duckling, is like so many pre-school children in desperately wanting to be grown-up enough to go to school and to have his own school bag. But as the day draws nearer, Puddle begins to feel rather wobbly about the whole concept! Luckily Mummy knows just what to do. She packs items into Puddle's school bag that will help him through his first day - one of her softest feathers to remind him she is never far away, some home-made biscuits for him to share with his new friends, his Cuddly for the afternoon nap - and, as the story unfolds, we discover how Puddle's enjoyment of his first day builds each time he finds one of Mummy's tokens in his bag. Puddle spends a happy day counting caterpillars, matching ladybirds, leaping from lily pad to lily pad, and decorating a leafy twig. So, by going-home time, he can put his twig in his bag to take home for Mummy. This is just the right story to boost confidence for those starting pre-school, nursery or kindergarten - children will love to share everything about Puddle's first day.
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About Amber Stewart
Amber Stewart spent her early childhood in London and moved to rural Dorset as a teenager. She graduated from University College London with a degree in Russian language and literature and began an ongoing career in children's book publishing. Amber commutes daily to London from an old farmhouse in Buckinghamshire where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of ponies, cats and dogs. Layn Marlow grew up in Essex. After studying history of art at Reading University, Layn began her career working in libraries. She lived in Belgium for several years but it was on her return to the UK that she enrolled as a mature student at Southampton University and received a first class degree in illustration. Layn now lives in Hampshire with her husband, two children, a hamster and a goldfish. For relaxation she loves listening to the radio, knitting and karate!
Puddle's Big Step by Amber Stewart
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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