“The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling”
Captain Alfred sails home with new ducks for his farm and a special gift for his wife, a duck egg nestled in his fiddle case, when an unexpected storm overturns his boat.
In the deep fog, the little duckling Alfred hatches alone.
When Alfred discovers Captain Alfred’s fiddle floating near him, he embraces it with all his heart, and it unexpectedly makes a beautiful sound.
Alfred and the fiddle land on shore where they encounter a beast, who dances to their music. The beast is a dog who belongs to Captain Alfred’s wife.
Alfred plays and plays. Who do you think hears his beautiful music?
You must read this book to find out.
This book promotes creative components of being original, unique, and passionate.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because author-illustrator Timothy Basil Ering’s creative storytelling intricately weaves unusual characters, an unexpected setting, and a heartfelt plot.
TITLE: The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling
AUTHOR: Timothy Basil Ering
ILLUSTRATOR: Timothy Basil Ering
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2017
AGE GROUP: 4-6
TOPIC(S): love, embracing one’s true passion
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: being original, unique, and passionate
1) Imagine you have a special egg. Draw a picture of your egg as it hatches? What might hatch from your egg? What special talent does your hatchling have?
2) Make a list of twenty nouns (people, places, things). Write each noun on a slip of paper. Fold the papers and put in a bag. Shake the bag. Pull out five pieces of paper. Create a story that involves all five items.
To learn more about author-illustrator Timothy Basil Ering, visit: http://timbasilering.com/index.php/bio/