A Duck Wakes Up

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?

Tap-tap-tap!

The baby bird pecks, then takes a nap.

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Big brother duck can’t wait to play.

Will hatching take… another whole day?

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The egg is starting to wiggle and thump

The baby’s beak has made a small bump.

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At last we see a tiny hole

“When I hatched, did it go this slow?”duck4

Finally the shells breaks

Crack-crack-crack!

He’s here, he’s here, he finally hatched!

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Out comes the baby duck

Peep-peep-peep!

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A duck wakes up… and goes to sleep.

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Download a PDF file of “A Duck Wakes Up”: duckwakesup_jones.pdf

Text and illustrations copyright 2014 by Christy Jones