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Jun 29, 2006

Bebeh Boids

The book on EVERYONE'S LIST for summer reading—it's "Baby Birds and How They Grow"!!! HOT off the 1974 presses, People! It's got everything—initial caps, duck tongues AND LILYPADS!


Thanks, Carol N., to you and your bookstore!

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Cute book!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:12 AM

Wait, I think I own that book!

Oh and 1st post!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:13 AM

oh my oh my!! Look at the little foot all akimbo!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:13 AM

no, km, I think the ducklings pwn us.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:14 AM

Yes, the duckies own us. Big time. No one can be cuter than those wee duckies.

But, I'm serious. I believe I own, or did own, that book!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:16 AM

I own that book, too! Part of a series, I think. There's another one all about small animals that has some anerable close-up shots! Makes me want to go home and read it.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:18 AM

Yeah... well... *we* actually had a baby mallard. It was through a raise-and-release program with the local natural-history museum. So there. Nyahh.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:18 AM

OMG! I HAD that book!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:19 AM

I love the little thief masks


 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:21 AM

Don't forget the adorable little pidgeon toe'ed-ness of the standing duckie.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:23 AM

Now I remember--"Creatures Small and Furry."

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:23 AM

Yeah! I had that one too!

Memories. Thanks Meg.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:28 AM

Little bebe duckies!!

The Housewife
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:28 AM

We had mallards at our summer house on the bay in NJ. We could tell them apart & named them & fed them at least once a day. The babies of course were our faves. Ahhhh...memories...we had those duckies feeding out of our hands, they were so sweet.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:32 AM

I totally own it too! I loved that book when I was little.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:36 AM

Books for Young Explorers - yay!
Memories... light the corners of my mind... (nice earworm for you!)

I lurve duckydownies!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:49 AM

awww, i have ducks in the canal by my house. they require a lot of attention and treats, and when they don't get it, they will walk into the neighboring houses and quack at the unsuspecting people. i like how they waddle when they walk. he he he. :)

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:50 AM

Wait - two ducks on ONE LILY PAD? Close quarter cuteness!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 09:55 AM

tm: they'll walk right into your house??? OMG! I think I'm jealous!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:00 AM

i most def. read that book and loved it as a kid!!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:11 AM

I believe I had the "baby kittens" book in this series as a tot.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:13 AM

A mommie duck and her row of babies stopping traffic on a country road. One my favorite memories from visiting the Cotswolds.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:16 AM

Regina said: "I love the little thief masks"

No, no, those are the masks they wear to protect their secret identites! They're... SUPERDUCKIE! And his sidekick THE MALLARD! Here to save he world through the power of CUTE!

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:26 AM

And they are here to continue their battle against their arch enemy, Professor Mallardorous!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:36 AM

fluffy duckulence!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:46 AM

tee. I had some of those books when I was a kiddo, though I'm not sure about that one.

Oh, and the initial caps are definitely what get me. Cutest part of the whole deal.

A thinker
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 10:59 AM

duckie tongues and lilypads!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:10 AM

What are "initial caps"?

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:10 AM

I wish we could morph these baby duckies with the sneezing ducky and see what we get. Perhaps overlords of cuteness?

cuteness lover
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Fish Eye:
They're baseball caps with the first initials of your name embroidered on them. They were trendy back in the 1990's.

I think.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:19 AM

I think I had that book too!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:20 AM

I think I had that series, too!

On a completely unrelated note, has anyone seen Lucy the hamster's entry today?! *Thud*

I'm sure you all know it by now, but http://www.hamstertracker.com

warrior rabbit
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:25 AM


fer shame ;)

A thinker
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:27 AM

I remember that book from the library! As soon as i saw the cover...i just knew. Blast from the past cuteness!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:27 AM

When my niece was tiny, she had an adorable way of pronouncing a certain vowel sound, making "ducks" into "docks." To this day, that's the first thing I think when I see the critters: "Ooh! Docks!"

(She also called her brother a "botthead" when he was bugging her. My whole family still uses THIS one...)

J. Bo
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:47 AM

Watta notcase...

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:51 AM

"Professor Mallardorous"
[groaning and moaning, hands over eyes]

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 11:57 AM

Nobody's said it yet, so here goes:

ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks
ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks
ducks ducks ducks ducks ducks


E. Collison
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:10 PM

My dad always says "We're having a duck and 'wine' dinner. We're gonna duck around the table and whine for something to eat." [groan again]

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:11 PM

Oh my god yes! I remember that book from when I was a kid.

My dad would read it to me:
Dad: The mother flamingo gently turns her eggs. And the mother tern gently flamingos her eggs.
Me: Daaaad! That's not what it says!

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:13 PM

OMG I remember this book I bought it for my kids WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back then!!!! its adoreable!!!!!!We lived on a private lake LOADED with quackers!!!!!all kinds of feathered quackers and honkers. adoreable lil things.

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:14 PM

Um, Teresa... were we separated at birth? That sounds JUST like my dad...

J. Bo
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:16 PM

Initial caps means that the first letter of every word is capitalized. ;-)

Jay Fry
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:25 PM

Thanks, JayF.

A thinker
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:30 PM

Why did I believe Aubrey?! (I thought I was missing something and it was only common sense...)

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:33 PM

In Florida, I live near a pond and we have a LOT of different types of birds--cranes and anhingas and then...there are the Candy Corn Nose Ducks. I'm dying to know what kind of birds these are 'cause they're so fricking adorable. As adults they're black/dark grey, with a flittery little white tail that they use to punctuate their conversations. They're rather small--not much bigger than a pigeon. Best of all they have bright orange little bills--hence their informal name. They also have crazy HUGE long legs and feets. There are about 10 adults and 40 babies living in the pond this season having a grand old time frolicking around. Anybody got a clue?

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:38 PM

jaypo, you should know by now that Aubrey is a highly talented, sneaky, sneaky, semi-professional mind-messer. Take anything said with a pound and a half of salt.

J. Bo
 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:40 PM

I should, JBo, but hope springs eternal. ;-)

 |  Jun 29, 2006 at 12:58 PM

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