• Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Tufty the duckling lives with his family on an island in the middle of a lake. But when the ducks fly south for the winter, Tufty gets left behind. Lost and alone, Tufty doesn’t know what to do, until he finds an unlikely new friend. . . . A heart-warming story about a little duck finding his place in the big, wide world, from master children’s book author and illustrator Michael Foreman.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002280, JUV013090, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 610
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman is an award-winning author. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His books are published all over the world. He lives in the UK.


School Library Journal

“This simple lesson in problem solving and being open to different solutions is a valuable one for young children. The soft pencil and watercolor illustrations are soothing and cheerful, well suited for young readers vicariously experiencing getting lost and separated from their families.”—School Library Journal


“Foreman’s captivating pencil-and-watercolor artwork draws the narrative segments together. . . . With illustrations that show up well from a distance, this is a good choice for reading aloud in the classroom.”—Booklist Online

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] warm, sympathetic story of a young duck who loses his family but gains a mate. . . . A satisfying story with the feel of a classic, well told and beautifully illustrated.”—Kirkus Reviews