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Ducks Don't Get Wet (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science: Stage 1) - Augusta Goldin;Helen K. Davie Meh. Ducks Don't Get Wet didn't really do much for my niece, nephew, or me. The illustrations are certainly much more fantastic than the ones that were used to illustrate the 1989 edition, and some of those illustrations did spark some good questions from my nephew (e.g., "Amy, why is the boy duck so colorful, and why does he have those fancy feathers on his head?").

That said, I thought that the text itself was pretty simplistic. There was far too much about what various ducks eat and about how they fly south for the winter, and, as my niece observed, not a whole lot about how and why they don't get wet. My niece would have given this one more star because, "it was sort of science-y," but I think it could have been a lot more "science-y" and given the kids more to chew on than the food for which ducks dabble.