Article Title

Grumpy Duck


Ellen McCarty


Excellent, Preschool, Animals, Grumpy, Dark Cloud

Document Type

Book Review


Duck was in a grumpy mood. Nothing was good enough. The pond was dry, she had no one to play with, and a small gray cloud hovered over her head. She approached each of her friends in turn - dog, pig, rooster, rabbit, tortoise, and goat. Each invited her to join them, but she was too grumpy. Her gray cloud grew and her grumpiness spread. At last, the cloud was ginormous and black, covering all the animals. It burst in a huge downpour of raindrops. The animals started splashing and singing, their gloom washing away with the rain.