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Lemon the Duck

Lemon the Duck
Lemon the Duck
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

This gorgeous picture book is based on the inspirational story of Lemon the Pekin duck (as seen on MSNBC and in TIME for Kids), who was born in an elementary school classroom. Neurological issues make Lemon unable to walk, but with the support of a compassionate teacher and her students, Lemon is still able to become one happy duck! In the story, Ms. Lake and her class conduct an egg-hatching project in school and on the big day, welcome four little ducklings into the world. The students soon realize that the soft yellow one they named Lemon looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but can't stand up and walk like a duck. They worry that Lemon won't be happy if she can't do all the things ducks love to do, and work together to help Lemon thrive. Through caring for Lemon, the students share her in victories and learn that acceptance, love, and extra special care can go a long way. They also come to understand that her difference doesn't make Lemon any less special. To learn more about Lemon, visit

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Pages: 34
Reading Level: Beginner (1 to 6)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1897550250
Categories: Animals & Creatures, Educational, Family & Friends
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: ducks, pets, disabilities, adaptive equipment, children, school, science, stem, animals
Date Added: July 22, 2016
NAPPA Honors
Lemon the Duck SoftcoverEnglish Final   PM Page M s Lake and her c lass have tended to an egghatch ing proje c t for the past month and are eager to welcome four little ducklings into the world But the students soon realize that the soft little one they ve named Lemon is different from the other hatchlings She looks like a duck and quacks like a duck but she cant stand or walk like a duck How can Lemon ever be happy if she cant do a l l the th ings ducks love to do D iscover how the students he lp l ift Lemon up w ith a l itt le creat iv ity and a lot of ex tra spe c ia l care and how th is unforgettab le duck shows them what love and acceptance are a l l about Based on a true story Lemon the duck L a u r a B a c k m a n L a u r e n c e C l e y e t M e r l e L e m o n t h e D u c k  ISBN13 wwwlobsterpresscom  Lemon the Duck EngInsideFinalLemon the Duck Final Eng Insides   AM Page wr itten by Laura Backman i l lustrated by Laurence C leyetMer le Lemon the Duck SC InsideEnglish Final   AM Page To Richy my father my friend my inspiration Laura Backman To my two ducklings Romane and Maxime Laurence CleyetMerle Lemon the Duck Text  Laura Backman Illustrations  Laurence CleyetMerle All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Lobster Press Published in by Lobster Press Sherbrooke Street West Suites C D Montral Qubec H3H 1C9 Tel Fax wwwlobsterpresscom Publisher Alison Fripp Editors Alison Fripp Meghan Nolan Editorial Assistants Lindsay Cornish Emma Stephen Graphic Design Production Tammy Desnoyers We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program BPIDP for our publishing activities We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program We acknowledge the support of the government of Qubec tax credit