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Duckling Runs Away - Margaret Wild
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Duckling Runs Away

By: Margaret Wild, Vivienne To (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 28 February 2023

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A warm, comforting story about a cross little duckling and her mother's unconditional love, from the award-winning and bestselling team behind The Sloth Who Came To Stay.

Duckling is running away and she's never, ever coming back! Or is she?
Luckily, no matter how far Duckling roams, a mother's love is always near.

A reassuring story about love and trust from bestselling author Margaret Wild, with sweetly charming illustrations by Vivienne To.

'An adorable story from two of Australia's greats ... To's illustrations are gorgeous. Soft, textured and fun, they never fail to delight ... [Duckling Runs Away] reminded me of the space and independence our little ones sometimes need to forge their own identities and navigate the world. But it also reminded me not to dwell ... A joyful, entertaining and gorgeous read.' Kids' Book Review

About the Author

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most respected picture book creators whose award-winning children's books are loved by children all over the world. Margaret has published over seventy picture books for young children and she has been the recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award, the Lady Cutler Award and the CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Australian children's literature.

About the Illustrator

Vivienne To is an illustrator and concept artist for publishing and film. She loves drawing animals and creating interesting characters for stories. She has illustrated several books including The Sloth Who Came To Stay, written by Margaret Wild, which was short-listed for the CBCA Award for New Illustrator. Vivienne was born in Melbourne, grew up in Sydney and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Industry Reviews
'An adorable story from two of Australia's greats ... To's illustrations are gorgeous. Soft, textured and fun, they never fail to delight ... [Duckling Runs Away] reminded me of the space and independence our little ones sometimes need to forge their own identities and navigate the world. But it also reminded me not to dwell ... A joyful, entertaining and gorgeous read.' Kids' Book Review

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