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Five little ducks
2017
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Pete the Cat joins five little ducks as they play in the pond, on the swings, and in the rain. - (Baker & Taylor)

A Pete the Cat adaptation of the classic kid's song depicts the whimsical adventures that ensue when five little ducks go out to play with one cool cat leading the way. Simultaneous eBook. 150,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

#1 New York Times bestseller James Dean turns it up in Pete the Cat&;s cool adaptation of the classic children&;s song &;Five Little Ducks.&;

Five little ducks went out to play, with one cool cat leading the way. Sing along with Pete the Cat in his groovy adaptation. Fans of Pete the cat will love rocking out to this classic tune with a groovy twist in this low-price hardcover picture book.

- (HARPERCOLL)

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PreS—Dean puts a twist on an old favorite, the song "Five Little Ducks," with Pete the Cat leading the way. He suggests that the ducklings splash and swim, but only four little ducks jump in. Each time Pete does a different activity, he loses a duck along the way. Unfortunately, the framework of the song/rhyme does not work. The flow of the story is choppy, and the rhyming text is forced and does not make sense. For instance, "Pete the cat said, 'Let's jump and hop.' But only three little ducks popped up." The tale lacks continuity and cohesion. Illustrations are bright and cheery, but the series has lost its luster. Fans of Pete will check it out but won't ask for it again. VERDICT A marginal purchase at best.—Megan McGinnis, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY

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