T H E L I T T L E W O O D D U C K
“...the drawing of the fox and the duck and the delicate handling of the fur and feathers… the tenderness of the wild life details you can find hidden away in early Italian paintings…and there’s an oriental feel to Wildsmith’s exquisite watercolour technique which perfectly captures the thistledown texture of the duckling, so much so, that you almost feel it, soft and insubstantial in your hands.”
Books For Keeps
The little wood-duck was laughed at by his family and his animal neighbours because he swam round in circles instead of a straight line. But through his oddity he was able to save them from the dangers of the hungry fox.