Ping the yellow duck hides from his whole family one night to try and avoid a spanking. There is no sign of any of them the next morning, and Ping's ...Show synopsisPing the yellow duck hides from his whole family one night to try and avoid a spanking. There is no sign of any of them the next morning, and Ping's subsequent adventures make him long to go home - whatever the price. Marjorie Flack's story set on the Yangtze River was first published in the 1930s.Hide synopsis
The Story about Ping (Grosset & Dunlap) – Trade paperback (2000)
Marjorie Flack, Laura Driscoll (Editor), Jane O'Conner (Editor)
Trade paperback, Grosset & Dunlap 2000
ISBN: 0448421658 ISBN-13: 9780448421650
Since 1933, "The Story About Ping" has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat in the Yangtze River. Full color.Since 1933, "The Story About Ping" has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat in the Yangtze River. Full color.Hide
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I checked this book out from the library and my grandson read it over and over and over again. So when it was time to return it, i came to Alibris to find him his own copy. It's a great children's book about a little duck Ping and his adventures on the Yangtze River. Ping gets a little spank on the back for coming home late, but he is thankful to be home and with his family.
I like the opening page, "Once upon a time there was a beautiful young duck named Ping. Ping lived with his mother and his father and two sisters and three brothers and eleven aunts and seven uncles and forty-two cousins. Their home was a boat with two wise eyes on the Yangtze river...."
I definitely like most of Ping. Ping learns a valuable lesson. And, usually, in order to fully realize a life lesson, it is almost always preceeded by a harsh event or reality.
I do not like how the boy is cast into the river, and tied to a barrel, in order to catch and entice a future meal for the family. Yes, we humans gotta eat, but, I have already grown rather fond of Ping....
You will be relieved to know that all ends well for Ping, and an important lesson is learned.
So, in regards to this well written book, graced with quaint and appealing illustrations, I mostly like it.
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