Review By JESSICA ALMY
Beautiful illustrations depict an American wetland in Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri.
When kiddo was little, she enjoyed looking for the lost duckling, who is barely in view in each of the scenes. Now that she’s 4, she enjoys identifying the other wildlife. She points out the beaver and the frog, and I deliberate over the other animals. I’ve decided that Momma and the ducklings are mallards, the heron is probably a green, and the turtle is a painted turtle. (Anyone know the bird near the end? Some kind of merganser?)
Nancy Tafuri // Aug 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm
Dear Jessica Almy,
The bird at the end of HAVE YOU SEEN MY DUCKLING is a… Great Crested Grebe with chicks, – (Podiceps cristatus)
Jessica // Aug 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm
Nancy, so wonderful of you to visit and identify the bird for me! I love the book.
Mia Hein // Jan 4, 2014 at 9:30 pm
Thank you so much, Nancy! My almost-two-year-old adores this book, but I have felt awful that I couldn’t ever tell him what the bird near the end was! Now I can! And thank you Jessica. I know you posted this years ago, but I am glad I was able to find what I was looking for. 🙂
Jessica // Jan 12, 2014 at 11:26 am
Mia, I’m so glad you found the review. It’s such a lovely book, isn’t it?
Jen // Apr 7, 2020 at 11:27 am
And now I have the same question in 2020. Thanks for your answers.