Rubber Duck

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Author: Xist Publishing

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 9781623952280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Discover Series Books for Babies & Toddlers Rubber Ducky--you make bath time so much fun! Just make sure to keep this digital board book outside the bathroom to enjoy this cute book filled with rubber duck photos. If our child would rather spend the whole day in the tub, this little book is sure to make dry time more fun. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck

One hundred smiling rubber ducks and toddlers put pressure on Congress to ban phthalates in toys. The rally was organized by Ann Arbor Ecology Center, Clean WaterAction and the Breast Cancer Fund in Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 2008.

Author: Rick Smith

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307374011

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us. Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes - now, it's personal. The most dangerous pollution has always come from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. Smith and Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us all the time. This book exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives. For this book, over the period of a week - the kind of week that would be familiar to most people - the authors use their own bodies as the reference point and tell the story of pollution in our modern world, the miscreant corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the weak-kneed government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe. Parents and concerned citizens will have to read this book. Key concerns raised in Slow Death by Rubber Duck: • Flame-retardant chemicals from electronics and household dust polluting our blood. • Toxins in our urine caused by leaching from plastics and run-of-the-mill shampoos, toothpastes and deodorant. • Mercury in our blood from eating tuna. • The chemicals that build up in our body when carpets and upholstery off-gas. Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing things for the better.

Rhythm Rhyme Literacy Time Activities for Rubber Duck

Distribute the RubberDuck rhyme (page 66) to students. Ask students to follow along as you read the rhyme orally. 3. Read the rhyme chorally several times to develop fluency. 4. Allow students to illustrate the rhyme and add it to their ...

Author: Tim Rasinski

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480799431


Page: 13

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Enhance your students' mastery of phonics skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing with engaging poetic language activities. The focus of this lesson is Rubber Duck!

Slow Death by Rubber Duck Fully Expanded and Updated

Rubber Duck Wars Appropriately, there is no finer example of our reduced daily exposure to toxic chemicals than the fact that rubber ducks are now much safer than when Slow Death was first published. What has happened with phthalates in ...

Author: Rick Smith

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 9780735275713

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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The landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life, updated, revised and re-issued for its 10th anniversary, along with the experiments from Smith and Lourie's second book, Toxin Toxout. It's amazing how little can change in a decade. In 2009, a book transformed the way we see our frying pans, thermometers and tuna sandwiches. Daily life was bathing us in countless toxins that accumulated in our tissues, were passed on to our children and damaged our health. To expose the extent of this toxification, environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie offered themselves to science and undertook a series of over a dozen experiments to briefly raise their personal levels of mercury, BPA, Teflon and other pollutants. The ease with which ordinary activities caused dangerous levels to build in their bodies was a wake-up call, and readers all over the world responded. But did government regulators and corporations? Ten years later, there is good news. But not much. Concise, shocking, practical and hopeful, this new combined edition of one of the most important books ever published about green living will put the nasty stuff back where it belongs: on the national agenda and out of our bodies.

One is Never Alone with a Rubber Duck

rubber ducks of the world, without having had a choice in the matter. The German philosopher, Heidegger, calls this situation Geworfenheit, or “thrownness” (Butler, 1984: 9). Existentialists also argue that we are thrown into certain ...

Author: Marilette van der Colff

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443824385

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

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What do existential elevators, sentient mattresses, paranoid androids, humans and other aliens have in common? For one thing, they want answers. The fact (yes fact) that there are no answers (except, perhaps, for “42”) causes some humans (and other aliens) to face this empty madness we call life with Sisyphus-like defiance. Others choose to sulk or skulk or annihilate themselves. Another thing these creatures have in common is that they are all born mad, “and some remain so”. One is never alone with a rubber duck explores the premise that Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker Series is not merely characterised by light-hearted comedy, but is underpinned by intricate philosophical ideas, especially those of twentieth century Existentialism and the related notion of absurdity. It also investigates the interlaced functions of Adams’s fantasy and landscapes of alterity, and considers the ambiguous concept of madness as subjective reality. Concepts related to alterity, such as simulation, the structure of reality, dreaming and parallel universes, are investigated as part of Adams’s fantastic story space. In a science-fictional sense, Adams’s aliens satirise the human condition and the monstrosities that lurk at the heart of twentieth century society.

Moby Duck

rubber, nor like the Floatees from polyethylene, but from plasticized polyvinyl chloride, a derivative of coal. Why has man just these species of things for his neighbors, a latter-day Thoreau might ask; as if nothing but a yellow duck ...

Author: Donovan Hohn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475966

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.


small wonder adults give every new baby a duck for the bath. But who invented this quack cure for mortality? 'One is never alone with a rubber duck', said Douglas Adams in A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979).

Author: Victoria de Rijke

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861894892

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The squat, noisy duck occupies a prominent role in the human cultural imagination, as evidenced by everything from the rubber duck of childhood baths to insurance commercials. With Duck,Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking bird through the course of human culture and history. From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history. She explores the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion—including the Hebrew belief that ducks represent immortality, and the Finnish myth that the universe was hatched from a duck’s egg. The author also highlights the significant role humor has always played in human imaginings of duck life, such as the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that ducks originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a beach. But the book does not neglect the bird’s role in everyday life as well, from food dishes to jokes to beloved animated characters such as Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an entertaining account of a bird whose distinctive silhouette is known the world over.

HowExpert Guide to Toy Collecting

The rubber duck was first made in the mid-1800s as chew toys, and they did not float. ... Today as the rubber duck is celebrated around the world, they even have their own special day. January 13th is National Rubber Ducky Day.

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781648917349

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 156

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If you want to discover how to find, buy, collect, and sell collectible toys, then check out HowExpert Guide to Toy Collecting. Toys are the one item that connects us all. They bring us back to our childhood and reconnect us to a simpler time in life. Toys carry some of our favorite memories. Some collectors choose toys that they dreamed of having but never did – until now. Today is the day to reach out and grab that special toy and build a collection all around it! You will find just what you need to do all that in HowExpert Guide to Toy Collecting. One of the essential aspects of collecting toys is to know their history. This book is chock full of historical dates and facts that all collectors should know, including information on identifying toys and their manufacturer. In addition, there are resources and tips on how to find collectible toys (both old and new) along with the safest ways to clean, display, and take care of these toys. Learn where to meet fellow collectors and the best ways to sell and trade collectible toys, all through the pages of this guide. Check out HowExpert Guide to Toy Collecting now! About the Expert Charlotte Hopkins is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an author of nine books, including her children’s books, featuring Pixie Trist and Bo, and her “365 Days” series. She was also published three times in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the Shadows & Light Anthology, and Authors for Haiti. She has released a line of journals and logbooks under “Kannyn Books.” She is also a collector of several items. Her first collection was keychains, and she collects penguins, wooden boxes, miniatures (including miniature books), journals, and pens. She just started collecting Magic 8 Balls and Pen Cups. She has a fondness for writing, photography, astrology, history, museums, and everything purple! HowExpert publishes quick ‘how to’ guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

The Fabulous Duck Derby

he kept saying, his big old webs sticking off the end of the duck couch. “Hit him with success. Make those rubber ducks we all hate look as bad as you like.” They had to admit by the time he'd finished the presentation sounded like ...

Author: Wallis

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788036672

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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“Have you heard people say that if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it is a duck? You need to be aware that ducks are not necessarily what they seem...” For adults with too much imagination and children who’ve mentally grown up, The Fabulous Duck Derby is a novel in which the leading characters are highly intelligent ducks in a world dominated by us, white apes – or ‘huminks’. Ducks have always been intelligent; it’s just that they were bright enough to keep quiet about it. But after centuries of keeping quiet they finally crack – or quack. They’re doing it for themselves, heroically overcoming all obstacles, and in doing so display the quality formerly known as humanity. The novel’s hero is Elvis, a silver duck making a living as an Elvis Presley impersonator on the fading Northern club circuit. He hits Millbridge, a glowering relic of the Industrial Revolution, during the politically-correct Duck Awareness Week, but despite his obvious talent he can’t hack it at the club. The place is on its last legs and in suspicious hands too. Paid off with a cheque that bounces and beaten up when he tries to collect his money, Elvis loses his voice and is forced to seek alternative employment. A letter from his mother – ducks are inveterate letter-writers – gives him the idea of organising a duck derby with real ducks. After all, everyone’s seen races with plastic ducks – and the ducks just keel over and float on their sides. Attacked by a shadowy political party who are criminally opposed to duck rights and keen to isolate and exploit the secret to duck intelligence, Elvis and his friends fight to stage their race and to change humanity’s view of the world. Written in a style of Nick Park (of Wallace and Gromit) meets Kurt Vonnegut, The Fabulous Duck Derby is a humorous and inventive novel that will appeal to big kids – and clever little ones.

Rhythm Rhyme Literacy Time Level 1

Rubber. Duck. Standards. • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. • Rubber Duck (page 66) • Rubber Duck Word Ladder (page 67) • Rubber Duck Closed Word Sort (pages 68–69) • Rubber Duck Rhyming ...

Author: Timothy Rasinski

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425813376

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Did you grow up reciting Little Miss Muffet, Jack Be Nimble, and Mary Had a Little Lamb? Mother Goose nursery rhymes have helped generations of children achieve literacy. This first grade classroom resource will help teachers incorporate rhymes into a standards-based curriculum that is aligned to TESOL, WIDA, and Common Care. Students will master phonological awareness, phonics skills, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing while purposefully playing with rhymes. Watch your students light up as they recite these traditional and original rhymes and complete hands-on activities with this invaluable resource.