A walk in town turns into a harrowing adventure for six little ducklings in this Guided Reading Level C Book. Following their mother down the street, the baby ducklings are swept up in a gush of water and washed down a storm drain. Quack! says their mother. Cheep cheep! call the babies. Sailing through the sewer pipes, the little ducks go, as mother duck chases them from drain to drain, trying to keep them calm. When her quacks attract the attention of a kind-hearted man, the little ducks are rescued! With warm, nostalgic watercolor paintings, Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully takes readers on a journey, chasing the little ducklings and their mother through the streets of a small town and a busier city. Perfect for young readers, this is a satisfying story of accidental adventure– with a happy ending. A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year! The award-winning I Like to Read(R) series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators–including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors–create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own! For readers who’ve mastered basic sight words already, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences, suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers, and introduce a wider range of high-frequency vocabulary words. Move onto Level D once you’ve mastered them!