It's springtime and Mrs. Webster's fourth grade class is excited to find feathery new residents in their school courtyard after Memorial Day break. But their plans to learn more about the ducks, and even go outside to sketch them in their sketch- pads, are quickly interrupted by an unforeseen accident. So what do you do when a bunch of baby ducklings fall down a drain? That's exactly what some of the children of Suregood Elementary are wondering. Daniel and his friends face a dilemma. Should they help (if so, how?), or should they let nature take its own course . . . ? This book was written in honor of the intrinsic fascination with animals that children possess. It is natural for young children to want to help them, keep them, name them, pet and hold them, and ultimately love them. This book is written with the desire to teach respect for both wildlife and domestic animals; with the understanding that we share this world with them, that we all have a purpose and a place here.