Mother Penny

by Gertrude Robinson

Cute Story

4.0 rating
May 4, 2021

This is a cute story. The only difficult thing is that some of the sentence structures are weird (old fashioned?) and that makes it a little hard for my 3rd grader to understand some parts of the story. We loved reading about little whistler though!

Britney C

Great read aloud!

5.0 rating
January 6, 2021

This was a bit of a challenging book for one of my kids. I think it was great since we were able to discuss new vocabulary words. Cute story story and it makes for a great read aloud!

Monica C.

Charlotte Mason Style

5.0 rating
June 10, 2020

I liked how this lined up with the style of Charlotte Mason. It’s a living story where you learn a ton about nature through out the story. I know so much more about ducks and I will remember everything! This will be a great read a loud for my kids!

Maryanne M

A Sweet Family Story, Especially for Animal Lovers

4.0 rating
June 7, 2020

A sweet story about Mother Penny, her 10 quillers and Littlest Whistler. It showcases the love a mother has for her children. My kids enjoyed this one more than I did, but it was a still an enjoyable read.

Mandi V

Beautiful Writing, Sweet and Fun Story

5.0 rating
June 2, 2020

I read this aloud to my 3, 5, and 7 year old. The language is very beautiful and even feels poetic at times. I think it would probably be a little hard for my Level 3 reader to read on his own. But it was such a delightful story to read together. The story is perfect for younger children while gently introducing a more complicated writing style to build their own growing literary attention.

Lezlie-Anne I
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Level 3

Mother Penny was wise. She never brought up her babies where they hatched out of the nest. She knew about skunks and weasels and snakes. She was on the way to a paradise of wild ducks, an island out at sea.

Mother Penny and her ten little ducklings find themselves lost and alone when a fierce storm deposits them on a strange island. There they benefit from selfless love and loyalty as new friends care for their needs, save them from unfamiliar dangers, and even provide a very unexpected helper.

91 pages

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