by June Crebbin
No-one sees the duck fly into a pile of brushwood at the edge of the school playground to make her nest, except Danny. Every day he goes to visit her ... Show synopsis No-one sees the duck fly into a pile of brushwood at the edge of the school playground to make her nest, except Danny. Every day he goes to visit her and, back in class, draws pictures of what he's seen. His teacher comments on the pictures admiringly, especially Danny's drawing of the nest with its nine pale green eggs. But one sunny morning Danny gets a surprise when the duck has gone and so have all the eggs and he bursts into tears. But his teacher knows what has happened. "The mother duck eats the eggshells," she tells him, and takes him across the school field to the pond to see the duck with her nine ducklings. June Crebbin is the author of "Fly-by-Night", "Carrie Climbs a Mountain", "The Train Ride" and two volumes of verse, "The Jungle Sale" and "The Dinosaur's Dinner". Clara Vulliamy's illustrated children's books include "Ellen and Penguin" and four Baby Days Board Books, "Blue Hat", "Red Coat"; "Boo Baby Boo"; "Bang and Shout" and "Yum, Yum".