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When I was a kid, I was the one whose face was hidden behind the pages of a book, with a mop of curls sticking out over the tops of the pages. Not much has changed. There is one difference, though—sometimes my name is on the cover of the book I’m reading! more »

Elizabeth Verdick

Peep Leap

Peep Leap

In the hollow of a tree, higher than the eye can see … nine wood ducks hatch, one by one.

“That’s good!” says Mama. “We're almost done.”

One last egg is very still. Finally, the smallest egg hatches. Then it’s time for all the wood ducks to make the BIG jump from the tree—where their mother made her nest—to the water below. Ducklings One through Nine make the leap. But Duckling Ten isn’t so sure …

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