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This month BfK features Jane Ray’s cover for The Twelve Dancing Princesses. We’re particularly delighted to have the opportunity to use this illustration as it enables us to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Orchard Books - they’re 10 this year! And also to thank them for their help in producing our July cover.
Danny is a little boy who discovers a duck's nest hidden away by the edge of the school playground. He draws pictures of the nest and its inhabitants for his teacher but doesn't give away his secret until the nest is empty. He's then so upset his teacher guesses the reality of his pictures. Together they go to the pond where the mother duck and her ducklings are safely swimming. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, this is an ideal book for young children who enjoy animal stories.