S: My Name Is Ducky by Natasha M. Hilton
FC: My Name Is Ducky Are you my family? | By Natasha M. Hilton
1: My Name Is Ducky Are You My Family? Story and Illustrations by Natasha M. Hilton 2011
2: Once there was a baby duck named Ducky.
3: This is Ducky's family. His Mommy and his Daddy.
4: One sunny day, Ducky was swimming in the pond with his family like he always did. "Make sure you stay close by Ducky," said his Mother.
5: Ducky heard his Mother but as he was swimming he wasn't paying attention and without knowing it had swam away from them. Ducky stopped swimming and realized that he didn't see his family anywhere. Ducky was lost.
6: "Oh no" said Ducky. "I am lost, I must find my family. I will go look for them."
7: Since Ducky didn't see his family in the pond, he thought they may have left. Ducky got out of the pond and began to search for his family.
8: As Ducky tried to find his family he met a puppy. "Hi, my name is Ducky, are you my family?"
9: "No, my name is Peanut, I am a puppy. My family has paws like me. Your family has webbed feet like you. My family says "woof", and your family says "quack"." "Thank you," said Ducky. "I will keep trying to find my family."
10: Ducky continued to walk and met a kitten. "Hi my name is Ducky, are you my family?" he asked.
11: "No, my name is Abby, I am a kitten. My family has a long tail like me. Your family has feathers for a tail like you. My family says "meow" and your family says "quack"." "Oh I didn't know that, thank you for telling me," said Ducky. "I will keep trying to find my family."
12: Ducky walked a little further and then he met a calf. "Hi my name is Ducky, are you my family?"
13: "No, my name is Maggie, I am a calf. My family is white with black spots like me. Your family is yellow like you. My family says "moo" and your family says "quack"." | Ducky thought for a moment, "That makes sense." he said. "I will keep trying to find my family."
14: Ducky was suddenly very tired and sat down to think.
15: "I have met a puppy, kitten, and calf, they are not my family. What did they tell me about my family?" Ducky tried to remember what Peanut, Abby and Maggie said to him.
16: "Let's see. Peanut, the puppy, said that my family has webbed feet like me." "Abby, the kitten, said that my family has feathers for a tail like me." "Maggie, the calf, told me that my family is yellow like me."
17: "I wonder if I can find my family if I look for other animals that have webbed feet, a tail full of feathers, and are yellow just like me." Ducky began to look around...
18: Ducky was so excited that he found his family again. "My family!" he yelled. | Ducky went back to the pond, and suddenly he saw his family!
19: "Ducky!" his Mother yelled. "We have been looking everywhere for you!" "I've been looking for you too," said Ducky. "Remember when Mommy told you to swim close by?" "Yes Mommy, I'm sorry that I swam away from you. I thought I was lost!" "How did you find us?" His Father asked. "I met a puppy, a kitten, and a calf and they told me that you and Mommy would look like me." "Well I am glad that we found you Ducky!," his father said. "Now we can go home." "Sounds great to me!" said Ducky.
20: Ducky was very glad to be back with his family. From that day on he made sure that he always swam close to his family and didn't get lost again. The End!