by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane
Chronicle Books, 2017
This touching story features a little girl who learns about love when she rescues a little lost duck. She takes the duck home and soon discovers, “Love is noisy midnight feedings,” “Love is waking up together…beak to nose.” But it’s also early mornings, messy bath times, and tidying up after the duck. But soon the duck is ready for a bigger pond and the girl senses it’s time for the duck to travel on. She returns it to the park’s pond to join her mother and the girl becomes ever so sad. Then one day she meets up with her duck and the duck’s new family and she learns love lasts.
Sweet friendship story, written in a gentle rhyme little one’s will want to hear again and again.