Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Music, Fiddle, Duckling, Storm, Hatching, Swimming, Imprinting

Document Type

Book Review


A fiddler on a journey brings a gift to his wife: a tiny duckling about to hatch. He names the duckling Alfred Fiddleduckling. A mighty storm upsets the boat and sets them adrift. Alfred sees a shadow on the waves and discovers the violin floating in the water. He falls in love with the instrument when he hears the strings strum a bit of music. He finds his way through the fog to the island and begins to play. His happy strumming brings the farmer's dog and the farmer's wife. Even on the waves the farmer on his raft hears the music that is calling him safely home.