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Kevin Luthardt

PEEP! A duckling attaches itself to the first thing it sees--a warmhearted young boy--in this charming book about friendship and change.

The duckling follows the boy home, and soon the two are inseparable. But the duckling is growing up. And one day...QUACK! A flock of ducks flies by, and the boy realizes with a great pang of sorrow that his friend will have to return to live among its own kind. A heartwarming twist ending adds to the delight.

Kevin Luthardt's deceptively simple story features charming, colorful illustrations along with humor, emotion, and limited text to tell a special tale of friendship, change, and the importance of learning to let go of something you love.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Jan 7th, 2003
  • Pages: 36
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.40in - 10.00in - 0.60in - 0.85lb
  • EAN: 9781561450466
  • Recommended age: 02-05
  • Categories: Social Themes - FriendshipHumorous StoriesAnimals - Ducks, Geese, etc.

About the Author

Kevin Luthardt is an artist, muralist, who work appears in galleries and on the walls of schools and libraries across the Midwest. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he is the author-illustrator of several picture books. He lives in Illinois.

Praise for this book

"Luthardt does a lot with a little in this delightful book starring a little duck." --Booklist

"[Luthardt] invests every scene with a visual and emotional depth that draws in the audience." --Publishers Weekly

"The flat, full-bleed illustrations have well-defined lines, and the art conveys a lot of feeling in its simplicity. The somber colors suit the tale, which is both bittersweet and heartwarming." --School Library Journal