Item description for The Story About Ping (Picture Puffins) by Marjorie Flack & Kurt Wiese...
Overview The story of Ping, the duck, who refuses a spanking and stays out all night
Publishers Description "Kurt Wiese and Majorie Flack have created in Ping a duckling of great individuality against a background (the Yangtze River) that has both accuracy and charm." -- "The New York Times"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.86" Width: 7.15" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Homeschool Bargain Books
Series Picture Puffins
ISBN 0140502416 ISBN13 9780140502411
Availability 0 units.
More About Marjorie Flack & Kurt Wiese
Marjorie Flack first got the idea for her classic story from her first book, written by her friend Helen Lomen. The Peking ducks in Angus and the Ducks so intrigued her that she began researching them. The Story About Ping was the result. She went on to write and illustrate many more children's stories, including Boats on the River, illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. Ms. Flack died in 1958. Kurt Wiese illustrated almost three hundred books for children. Books he both wrote and illustrated include You Can Write Chinese and Fish in the Air. Both stories were named Caldecott Honor Books, and reflect his experiences as a traveler in China where he lived for six years. Mr. Wiese died in 1974.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Story About Ping?
Great Book Aug 24, 2007
This is a really cute book. My 6 yo son enjoyed it. He said, "Poor little duck. I wouldn't want to be hit just for being the last one in line!" I have to say, I thought the same thing! :)
I LOVE THIS BOOK Jul 25, 2007
My children love this book. So many things can be discussed with this classic: discernment, responsibility, being able to take your punishment when you know you've done wrong, Chinese culture, etc. We used this for homeschooling and from here went into discussions about the Yangtze River (where the book is based), and learned about cormorants (the "strange, dark, fishing birds" in the book). It was very educational. Interestingly, it wasn't my favorite at first, but it grows on you, and has such depth. HIGHLY RECOMMEND******
Boring and harsh Jul 25, 2007
The illustrations are plain and unappealing. The flow of the reading lags as well. My son never showed any interest in this book, and neither did I. Also, there are several references to beating ducks with a stick.
Great classic children's story Jul 21, 2007
The Story of Ping is a great classic children's story that my children loved. I purchased this copy for my grandchildren to enjoy. Thanks for making it available.
Take it or leave it Jul 12, 2007
I purchased this book because it appeared on a list of recommended read a loud books for children. After having read the book twice, I can't say that it's a favorite of mine. I am impressed, though, that Ping still receives the punishment he ran away from after he returns to his family.