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The Chick and the Duckling: 12/04/10
My daughter is a beginning reader. One of the books she recently picked to read to me was The Chick and the Duckling by Mirra Ginsburg.
The book is about two eggs who hatch: a chick and a duckling. The duckling takes charge and chick wants to do everything the duckling is doing. That works fine until the duckling discovers swimming!
As the book is designed for beginning readers, it has a lot of repetition and simple, easy to sound out words. For me sitting through the story, it's pretty dull, but for Harriet it was perfect. She was able to read it and found the story (such as it is) humorous.