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Waddles is Here!

By Linda Wilson @LinWilsonauthor

Waddles the Duck: Hey, Wait for Me!, illustrated by Nancy Batra, is now available in paperback and eBook: and Get your copy today!

Waddles peeked out of his shell. His brothers and sisters were already following Mama Duck across the grass to the neighbor’s pool. Waddles hurried to catch up. Hey, wait for me!

Poor Waddles. Last to reach the water . . . last to find food . . . last to stay out of danger. This duckling must catch up. But how?

Has your child ever felt left behind by older siblings or friends at school? Waddles is an entertaining story that will give children the courage to keep trying and never give up. At last, they will succeed, just like Waddles. At the end of the story, readers are encouraged to learn about mallard ducks and to feed waterfowl—and all wild animals—a natural diet.

Waddles’ story is inspired by a mama mallard duck and her nine ducklings who came to live in our family pool when we lived in Centerville, Ohio. We knew the chlorine in our pool was unsafe for ducks. Besides, what would the ducks eat? We coaxed the duck family out and helped them relocate to a nearby pond. Added to this fun story is my dismay at the bread that many people feed ducks and other waterfowl at ponds. I researched foods that would be more nutritional, and obtained advice from experts to make sure my suggestions for food to feed ducks is healthy.

I hope you enjoy Waddles and his great adventure., and my other books, Tall Boots, illustrated by 1000 Storybooks, A Packrat's Holiday: Thistletoe's Adventure, illustrated by Nancy Batra, and Secret in the Stars: An Abi Wunder Mystery, illustrated by Tiffany Tutti. Coming soon: Cradle in the Wild, a picture book illustrated by 1000 Storybooks, Secret in the Mist, the second chapter book in the Abi Wunder mystery trilogy, and coloring books, illustrated by Kathy Schuit.

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