by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
Scholastic Inc., 2018
Written for the earliest of readers, Ducks Away! Is a lyrical, nurturing book of a mother duck and her five ducklings—and a counting book, too!
Five little ducks waddle across a bridge when a gust of wind sweeps one into the river. Mother Duck worries, “What should I do? Where should I go, with four on the bridge and one below?” She continues to worry, when another and another and eventually all five fall into the river. Hesitant about jumping off the bridge, the little ducks encourage her to jump!