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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Surprise Family

I hadn't remembered this story from last year, but almost started crying as my first graders read it today. It's about an egg discovered by a boy who then raises the chicken that hatches. Later she builds a nest and the boy puts a clutch of abandoned eggs in it for her to care for. As the babies get older they venture out into a pond and the mother chicken realizes they are not like her, they are ducklings. She never stops loving them, or they her. It really choked me up seeing her adopted by the boy, and the ducklings adopted by her. There are lots of loving mothers in the world, now if we can just get them matched with all the babies that need a mommy. Posted by Picasa

4 Comments:

  • At 8:23 PM, Blogger Elisabeth said…

    Man this entry made me cry. I've been very emotional because I've had to adopt five kittens that are only a few weeks old. I can understand the feeling of being a chicken raising duckling. I hope when you get your little angel this feeling is fleeting and you have a happy lifetime together.

     
  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger Aimee said…

    What a great book. Tomorrow is Emma's birthday, I'll put it on her list.

     
  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger Joannah said…

    That sounds like a wonderful story!

     
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