Duck Pond Press publishers offers classic back in print Nancy Tafuri titles


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The Brass Ring
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A winning selection” – School Library Journal

Nancy Tafuri’s young protagonist is on vacation and exulting in her first taste of independence. Now that she is “Big” she can swim, explore, and make new friends. But, she decides, what she likes best is the carousel. She has bought her own ticket. The brass ring is in the slot. Thunder her favorite horse is waiting. The music is starting. And what a ride it is! 

Ages 3 and up, 32 pages.  


Goodnight My Duckling
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"Kids will fall for this tender, charming tale, a perfectly ducky bedtime story." – Booklist

In this charming bedtime companion to her classic, Caldecott Honor-winner, Have You Seen My Duckling, Tafuri's beautifully detailed watercolors and sparse text once again captures the tender feeling and joyful wonder of childhood.

Ages 2 and up, 32 pages. 


You Are Special, Little One
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Awarded An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.

"Deep in a tree trunk by a woodland grove, a fox kit asks, "How am I special?" "Dear little one, with your red, bushy tail and your clever, nimble ways, you are so special and we will love you forever and ever and always."

Ages 2 and up, 32 pages. 


Will You Be My Friend?
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“Tafuri never belabors the emotional content.”-Publishers Weekly

Bunny and Bird live in an old apple tree. Bunny is eager to be friends, But Bird feels too shy. With simple, lyrical language, perfect for reading aloud or for children just beginning to read on their own. Nancy Tafuri has created a delightfully reassuring friendship story brimming with all the emotions of childhood.

Ages 2 and up, 32 pages. 


The Donkey's Christmas Song
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"Tafuri once again shows her talent for creating memorable works for younger children with this warm and tender story on the offerings-for-baby-Jesus theme. The friendly animals in the stable take turns welcoming the baby in their midst with their own animal songs with animal noises that will invite participation from young listeners." - Kirkus Starred Review

A donkey and other favorite animals welcome a very special baby in this warm, broadly appealing celebration of the first Christmas.
This warm presentation of the first Christmas celebrates the wonder of a baby's birth and welcomes all into the spirit of holiday joy.

Ages 2 and up, 32 pages.                     


Counting to Christmas
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"A holiday treat for Tafuri fans"  - Booklist

I’m counting to Christmas! Celebrate with the lucky child in this book as she counts the days of Christmas.With growing excitement, she makes cards, bakes cookies, strings popcorn and cranberries, decorates the tree, performs in a recital, and makes treats for the wild animals, until, at last– it’s Christmas Day!

Ages 3 and up, 40 pages.                            


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Where Did Bunny Go?
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Silly Little Goose!
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