• Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2011
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-0-8109-8415-8
  • EAN: 9780810984158
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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Waddles the raccoon loves to eat. In fact, he eats so much that his usual walk has turned into a waddle.

He also loves to spend time with his best friend, Emily the duck, and together they like to go swimming for fish. One day Emily asks Waddles if he could do her a big favor and sit on her unhatched eggs while she takes a swim. The very cuddly Waddles is happy to oblige, but he gets a big surprise when the ducklings begin to hatch! Waddles soon finds himself very attached to the family of ducklings and worries about what will happen when they have to fly south for the winter.

Waddles introduces a lovable new character in a story with a timely message about what truly matters in life, for friendship and love are the only things that can really make someone “full.”

About the author

David McPhail began drawing at a very young age. Today he is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Budgie & Boo, Water Boy, and When Sheep Sleep, which Booklist called a "charming bedtime story." He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.