I originally wrote and illustrated this story for Bumples online children’s magazine:
A Duck Wakes Up
by Christy Jones
A duck wakes up and hears from his mother,
“We have another egg—you’re getting a brother!”
Is anyone in there?
The baby bird pecks, then takes a nap.
Big brother duck can’t wait to play.
Will hatching take… another whole day?
The egg is starting to wiggle and thump
The baby’s beak has made a small bump.
At last we see a tiny hole
Finally the shells breaks
He’s here, he’s here, he finally hatched!
Out comes the baby duck
A duck wakes up… and goes to sleep.
Download a PDF file of “A Duck Wakes Up”: duckwakesup_jones.pdf
Text and illustrations copyright 2014 by Christy Jones