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From picture-book masters Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas comes this gentle and moving story about the love between a little boy and the duckling that stays with him all of its life.

When the baby duck hatched, the first thing it saw was Davy. It fluffed its feathers – and started following Davy everywhere. Around the farmyard, under the apple trees and all the way home.

From picture-book masters Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas comes this gentle and moving story about the love between a little boy and the duckling that stays with him all of its life.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143506928

    February 25, 2015

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9780670075614

    July 24, 2013

    Viking

    34 pages

    RRP $24.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743480960

    July 24, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    32 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    3–5 Years
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Notable Book
    Early Childhood

Also by Margaret Wild

The Treasure Box
Leo the Littlest Seahorse
Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg
Chatterbox
Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa
There's a Sea in My Bedroom

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Juliet, Nearly a Vet collection 1
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Vet Cadets: Saving Itsy Bitsy (BK3)
Our Australian Girl: The Poppy Stories
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
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Peppa Pig: Going Swimming –  Read It Yourself With Ladybird Level 1
Peepo!
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