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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
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    • 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

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

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Elmer
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
George's Marvellous Medicine
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Scarface Claw
Too Many Elephants in this House
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play
Where The Wild Things Are
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Undercover Princess
Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
Today We Have No Plans
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Who Sank The Boat?
Peepo!
Ironheart
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
365 Days of Wonder
Peppa Pig: Going Swimming –  Read It Yourself With Ladybird Level 1