Fall in love with this silly animal story for kids “Little Quack’s Hide and Seek” read aloud and book review.

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From the creators of the New York Times Best-Seller “Little Quack” is a story about the super cute duckling (Little Quack) who plays a fun game of hide-and-seek with his duck family.

Why Is It So Good?

For grade levels preschool to kindergarten (or ages 2 to 5 years), the story of “Little Quack’s Hide and Seek” helps kids learn all sorts of wonderful things like:

  • Counting
  • Sight words
  • Word repetition
  • Sentence structure


In the first several pages, hone your math skills!

You are exposed to simple addition and subtraction.

Count along with the eye-catching “Quack-U-Lator!” from numbers one to five (at the bottom of the page).

The countdown begins as each duckling leaves to find their hiding spot.

In the picture below, a “duck” is subtracted when they find a place to hide, showing you the total number of ducklings left to hide.


Sight Words

Sight words help us learn to read.

These are common words we see ALL the time in books.

Throughout this fun story, learn beginner sight words (to, the, me, a, am, you).

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Word Repetition

As Mama Duck counts from one to ten, you see numerous things repeated such as …

  • Numbers
  • Words … “counted”, “duckling”, “hide”
  • Sight words … “the”

Words that are repeated throughout help kids to remember the word while connecting key concepts.

For instance, the sentence, “Mama Duck had five little ducklings, Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack.”

The visuals illustrated in the picture below help you connect the word “five” to the concept showing the five ducklings.

Plus, the words “Mama Duck” are repeated a lot throughout the book.

By the end of the story, your kiddo will know “Mama Duck”. 🙂


Sentence Structure

Sentence structure is important for beginner readers JUST learning to read.

Incorporating short sentences enhances early reading skills in a few key ways:

  • Apply the knowledge of sight words
  • Learn to read fluently
  • Easier to comprehend
  • Improves sound blending
  • Encourages vocabulary knowledge

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Now that we know why”Little Quack’s Hide and Seek” is so good, let’s see explore what this book is about. 🙂

What’s It About?

Little Quack and his four duckling siblings are playing hide and seek with their mom.

Mama Duck counts to ten announcing “Here I come!” to find her ducklings.

Each duckling finds a place to hide EXCEPT Little Quack!

As Mama Duck counts to ten, Little Quack STILL hasn’t found a place to hide so he gets creative.

Where will he go?

Will Mama Duck find him?

Find out in this silly read-aloud. 🙂

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Storybook Activity

Download the counting activity below, “How Many Ducks Are In The Pond?”.

The main focus of this activity is to “count sets” to develop an understanding of cardinality.

This means that when you count the ducks in the pond, the last number counted tells you the SIZE.

Ask your kid to compare which pond has more ducks in the pond or less?

You also realize the number you count stays “constant” in that set.

Meaning no ducks are being added or taken away from the pond.

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BONUS Activity

Coloring and tracing letters are GREAT practice for kids to develop their fine motor skills.

Working the small muscles in the hands, fingers, and arms, helps to develop strength and coordination in these areas.

Your kiddo learns how to trace the words “Little Quack” who is the main character of this story.

Then, get creative (even a little messy) coloring the cute duckling with your favorite art supplies!

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What Reviewers are Sharing…

Currently, the global reviews and ratings of “Little Quack’s Hide and Seek” are 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Amazon is the largest online store in the world that houses a TON of customer reviews.

It is one of the most popular platforms when it comes to people sharing their opinion which is a great reference when it comes to people’s likes and dislikes about a book or product.

So what are reviewers saying about “Little Quack’s Hide and seek”?

Here are the common reasons why people rate this book almost 5 out of 5 stars:

  • Fun storyline
  • The perfect story for toddlers
  • Teaches counting
  • Makes a great gift

As one reviewer shares, “I love all the books in the Little Quack series. Our 16-month-old grandson has enjoyed them beginning from about 8 months… anticipates what is to come on the next page. I love that you can incorporate so much learning with each and every book, from counting to colors to shapes to animal sounds, etc.” ~ www.amazon.com

Little Quack Book Series

The adorable duckling, Little Quack, educates kids through a series of books.

From numbers to letters, to colors, and the list goes on, toddlers get to learn through Little Quack. 🙂

Little Quack Loves Colors

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Little Quack’s Opposites

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Little Quack Counts

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Little Quack’s A, B, C’s

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Final Verdict

This cute animal story “Little Quack’s Hide and Seek” is a fun book for toddlers, preschoolers, or any kid under 5 years.

If your kiddo loves animals or enjoys the game hide and seek, this book is for them!

Parenting Tip: Something to keep in mind is there is a hardcover, paperback, and a board book you can get.  Parents mention their young ones tended to rip the paper book.  The board book is a better option because it’s sturdy for smaller hands and doesn’t rip.

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Product Details

Book: Little Quack’s Hide and Seek

Reading Ages: 2 to 5  Years

Written By: Lauren Thompson

Pictures By: Derek Anderson

Published By: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


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