When Mother Duck finds a lone lost egg, she decides to take it under her wing and raise it as her own. One by one, all her eggs hatch, and Mother Duck loves her little ducklings, no matter how different they may be...Children love to feel wiser than the characters in a story, so they will adore spotting that Snap really is a VERY different kind of duckling! The fact that the story is an alternative version to the traditional Ugly Duckling story will also make it a valuable learning tool for the Literacy Hour.
Damian Harvey has been writing children's poems and books for many years, and often participates in author visits to schools and libraries. He has also written a 'Reading Corner' title for Franklin Watts. Damian lives near Blackpool with his family. Lucy Richards is a talented new illustrator. She has collaborated with Julia Donaldson on 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey', and her own title 'The Magic Sky' was a bestseller. Lucy lives in Bristol.