The Tale of a Silly Little Duck by Beatrix Potter


The Tale of a Silly Little Duck by Beatrix Potter

This is the story of a silly little duck who, more than anything, wants to hatch her own eggs. The thing is, she isn't very good at being a duck - she can't sit still on her eggs, she really can't fly very well and she doesn't realise she's supposed to run away from foxes. Meet Jemima Puddle-duck, the silliest, luckiest duck of all. An irresistible picture book about Beatrix Potter's famous duck, with lots of laughs and surprises for young children to enjoy.

About the Author

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866. During her rather lonely childhood and later, as a young woman, she studied art and natural history. She acquired her love and knowledge of the countryside during family holidays, at first in Scotland and then in the Lake District. She started her career as children's author and illustrator in 1901 when she was thirty-five. In the years before the First World War, demand for her work was so great that she was publishing an average of two new stories a year. As she became financially independent, she was able to buy some land in the Lake District and in 1913, on her marriage to solicitor William Heelis, she moved to live there permanently. For the last thirty years of her life, writing and illustrating gave place to a second career as a sheep farmer and countryside conservationist.

Her little books never lost their popularity however and today they sell in their millions, translated into numerous languages, and the pleasures of those timeless tales continue to be enjoyed by children all over the world.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 6


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Publication date

1st March 2012



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