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This weekend Ducky and the gang are decorating the house for Christmas. They are ready to string lights, hang stocking, and of course put all the bells and whistles on the tree.  Every year, they get a special Christmas tree from Woody the beaver in the animal forest. This year’s tree is by far the most beautiful tree Ducky has ever seen. He couldn’t wait to tie the tree to Ducky Ducky Bang Bang and bring it home to Pembleton and the rest of the gang.

How beautiful are your branches!

How beautiful are your branches!

At school Amanda Panda invited Pembleton and Ducky to a fancy tea party at her house. She also told them to dress nice. Ducky and Pembleton had other plans, but didn’t know how to tell Amanda no.

On their way home Ducky and Pembleton were wondering what they should wear. Then Ducky remembered they had brand new suits at home. They went home and dropped off their book bags and lunch boxes. They quickly got dressed. As they were admiring themselves in the mirror, Ducky asked “How do I look?”

“Pretty spiffy,” Pembleton responded. “How do I look?”

“Awesome! Now lets go before we get in trouble. You know Amanda doesn’t like us to be late.” Ducky said as he grabbed his war hammer and was out the door.

When they got to the party, Amanda Panda and Penelope the Penguin, were setting up the tea party with tea and cookies on the table. Then with one look at the two boys, Amanda Panda began to fill with anger.

“What are you two wearing? I told you to dress nice! This is a fancy tea party!”

“What are you talking about?” Ducky asked. “We are wearing the fanciest suits we own.”

“Do you know how hard it is to get authentic Captain American and Thor costumes? These are collectables!” Pembleton replied.

Amanda Panda huffed and ate a cookie, while Penelope just smiled and said “I think you make a good Captain American, Pembleton. But Ducky, that wig is crazy.”

After enjoying her cookie Amanda Panda cooled off, but demanded Ducky not put his war hammer on the table.

“What do you think you are wearing?”

First snow fall of the new winter season.

It’s Snowing! Hooray!

Yesterday after school, Ducky and the gang were enjoying a nice afternoon inside. Pembleton was reading a science book, while Ducky was playing with his toy truck. Ted and Blizzard were getting restless and wanted to go outside. They went to the window to make sure it wasn’t raining, because it was so overcast. When they looked out they couldn’t believe what they saw, so they had to get a closer look. So close their noses were pressed against the cold glass.

“It’s snowing Ducky, I can’t believe it,” cried Ted.

Pembleton put away his book and Ducky slid his truck under his bed, before heading to the window to investigate for themselves. Before they knew it, Blizzard had gotten their scarves out of the closet and they were headed outside to enjoy the first day of snow.

Last night, Ducky had a scary dream. He dreamed that he was an angry cyclops. Everyone one was scared of him, even Ted. Cyclops Ducky was so sad he went to the kitchen to get a gingerbread cookie, and even his cookie ran away! Ducky Cyclops became even more angry because he was sad. He let out a loud bellow and began to cry.

“Wake up, Wake up!” Pembleton shouted as Ducky tossed and turned in bed. “You are having a bad dream.”

Ducky was so thankful his brother was there to wake him up. At this point Ted and Blizzard were also awake and wanted to know what was wrong. Ducky told them all about his dream and at the end, Ted gave him a hug. Ducky felt much better after telling him about his dreams and being reassured he was not a cyclops. As he drifted back to sleep he wondered, if there were still any gingerbread cookies in the kitchen.

Ducky Cyclopes

“Why is everyone running away from me?”

Pembleton's Lab 5: Snowflakes

Snowflakes are crystals made from water.

Today Ducky was jumping to catch early morning snowflakes in his mouth, when he asked Pembleton, “Why are snowflakes different from raindrops?”.

Pembleton said, “that is an interesting scientific question” and he asked the Lambs if they would retrieve some charts from his lab so that he could fully explain. Pembleton started, “Snowflakes and raindrops are both made of water”.

Ducky interrupted dancing with one wing in the air, “… but if they are both made of water, why do they look different?”.

“I’m getting to that! When the temperature is low, around 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celcius, the water that would normally fall as raindrops turns into crystals. When these crystals grow, they form what we call snowflakes. During the 1920s, a scientist named ‘Snowflake Bentley’ took thousands of pictures of snowflakes showing the world that almost all snowflakes have different shapes.”

Ducky asked, “How do you know so much about snowflakes, Pembleton?”

“Snowflakes were my very first scientific interest. A large fluffy snowflake was the first thing I saw on the day that I hatched in the South Pole. Ever since then I have been studying these amazing little crystals.”

Until next time, Pembleton reminds you to KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

If you have a question for Pembleton, leave it in the comment section.

Black Friday madness isn’t only for humans; it’s for animals too. Ted and Blizzard have wanted Peabody Robots all year, but they cost 3 weeks of allowance. After seeing how much they cost, Ducky and Pembleton decided to check them out on Black Friday, or Purple Friday as Amanda Panda calls it.

When they got to Amanda Panda’s parents garage, all the toys were set up nice and neat. Everything was painted purple and most importantly the Peabody Robots that were stacked in a pyramid were 50% off! What a deal. Ducky was so excited and so nervous he might not get one, he started running toward them. At the last second before Pembleton could stop him, Ducky dove into the air knocking over the pyramid, but also securing a robot in his little wings.

Let’s just say, Amanda Panda wasn’t too happy and would only sell Ducky the robot at 50% off, if he helped clean up the mess.

Happy Purple Friday! Be safe!

Baby Animals shopping for Christmas gifts early morning on Black Friday

“I’ve got the last one!”

The class gathered around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. Before they dug in to their delicious meal, they each said what they were thankful for.

Ducky and Ted were thankful for friendship and pie.

 Pembleton and Blizzard were thankful for learning and family.

The lambs were thankful for time off of school and polka music.

 While Mrs. Cottontail was thankful for her health and good students.

After eating way to much and enjoying many laughs, Ducky and friends were ready for a nap.

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Animals celebrating Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 1

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 2

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 3

“Good morning class,” Mrs. Cottontail exclaimed, “Who can tell me why we celebrate Thanksgiving?”

“To have a day off from school” said Rodolph the lamb.

“We do get the day off,” said Mrs. Cottontail, “but that is not the reason.”

“To eat lots of pie?” Ducky Asked.

“We do eat lots of pie,” Mrs. Cottontail replied, “but that’s not quite it.”

“I know, I know!” Pembleton shouted. “To give thanks for all the wonderful friends, family and blessing we have in our lives.”

“Exactly Pembleton.” Mrs. Cottontail smiled. “Now lets celebrate.”

Children's Classroom at Thanksgiving

“To give thanks.”

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Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 1

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 2

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 4

“These costumes are cool.” Ducky said on their way to school, “but why are we all dressed up?”

“I know, I know” said Blizzard. “Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving.”

“Thanksgiving!” Ted said. “What’s that?”

“Just wait” Pembleton said. “Mrs. Cottontail, our teacher, will explain everything.”

Ducky and Friends dressed up for Thanksgiving

Cool Costumes!

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 1

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 3

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 4

The day before Thanksgiving, Pembleton and Blizzard woke up bright and early. Ducky and Ted, however needed their beauty sleep.

“Wake up, wake up. It’s time for school.” Pembleton shouted as he shook Ducky. “We have to get ready for school.” After several attempts, Ducky and Ted were finally up.

Morning of the Thanksgiving Celebration

Wake up! Wake up!

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Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 2

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 3

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 4

While cleaning their room and going through their old toys, Ducky and Pembleton discovered their old kite. Ted and Blizzard asked “What is that?”

Ducky and Pembleton couldn’t believe they had never seen a kite. Instead of explaining Pembleton said “Let’s go to the park, right now and we will show you.” Ducky was so excited, he could barely stand it.

Once they got to the park, Pembleton quickly assembled the kite and Ducky helped to launch it in to the air.  In just a few seconds, the kite was high in the sky. Ted and Blizzard were amazed at how high the kite could go. Pembleton even did a few tricks.

Now Ted and Blizzard want their own kite, but not as big as Pembleton’s kite.

Baby animals fly a kite in a park

Higher! Higher!

Earlier this week, Ducky ran into Christmas Koala while shopping for some new sweat bands. As always, Christmas Koala gave him an offer, Ducky couldn’t refuse.

Ducky got a gym membership at the Koala Klub for a great deal, and he is already seeing results! Ducky thinks Pembleton will be jealous.

Ducky lifting weights in front of a fun house mirror

“Wow, I’m looking good!”

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Ducky's Business Tip # 3

“Networking is the key to a successful business!”

Tip # 3

Networking is the key to a successful business!

Ducky makes most of his business deals through his relationships with other animals. For example, Ducky was introduced to Christmas Koala by the Lambs, and when Ducky was in India searching for the perfect rice pudding (The Quest for the Perfect Kheer) he was able to convince the baby elephant to give him a ride because the baby elephant also knew Christmas Koala. Pembleton introduced Ducky to Potbelly Phil (a decision which Pembleton still regrets), and Potbelly Phil was the animal that called in a request to rescue the racoons from a tree during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Every animal Ducky meets is a potential business customer, and the more happy customers that Ducky has, the more animals will come to him for future business. That is why networking is the key to a successful business.

After school Pembleton noticed the leaves in the yard were getting out of control. He asked Ducky if he would help with the yard. Ducky happily agreed. Pembleton got the rakes out and started doing yard work. He hoped to get it all done, so they could go to a festival on Saturday.

He raked and raked, making a huge pile of leaves, but Ducky was no where in sight. He went inside to warm up for a minute. When he came back out, he found Ducky, Ted, and Blizzard playing in the huge pile of leaves he just raked. After a few seconds of being annoyed, he decided to jump in as well. Then when they were all done playing, they all pitched in and finished the yard in a few minutes.

We hope you all have a great weekend!

Baby animals playing in leaves on a beautiful fall day.

This pile of leaves is perfect for a leaf fight.

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Today is a special day at school. It is “Sharing Day” and everyone is bringing something to share with the class. Ted and Blizzard are bringing their favorite Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies to share. Pembleton is sharing his ant colony he has been raising and Ducky is sharing his blog with the class. He wants to share his stories and pictures from his adventures with the other students. He even brought a book of his stories to give to his teacher, Mrs. Cottontail, to add to their story time collection.

If you had a Sharing Day at school, what would you like to share with your fellow classmates?

Remember any day is a good day to share Ducky’s blog with family or friends. Who wouldn’t enjoy fun & exciting stories about little animals doing big things?

TWITTER: @DuckyTed

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Baby Animal Profile Picture

Sharing is Caring!

Pembleton the scientist explains the science of seed

How do seeds grow?

Earlier this week Ducky asked Pembleton, “How do seeds grow?” Pembleton got really excited and went to his study to retrieve lots of charts and figures of seeds and plants. Pointing to the seed, Pembleton started by explaining, “Seeds have something called DNA. DNA is a plan to build the entire plant from one tiny seed. The seed gathers energy and materials to grow from water, soil, and food stored inside the seed. Given water and soil with plenty of minerals, the seed will slowly add roots and leaves until it becomes a full grown plant.”

Ducky asked, “Can we grow an apple tree in the backyard?”

Pembleton said, “Yeah! Where will you get an apple seed?”

Ducky went to the kitchen and came back with two halves of a shiny red caramel apple. After eating the apple, Pembleton helped to extract the apple seeds. Then they went the backyard, made a small hole in the corner of the backyard, and planted the apple seed.

Two minutes later, Ducky asked why the plant wasn’t growing yet. Pembleton said, “Some plants, like apple trees, take years to grow.”

Until next time, Pembleton reminds you to KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

If you have a question for Pembleton, leave it in the comment section.

Ducky, Pembleton, and the Lambs did their civic duty today and voted. Did you?

Ducky wants to remind everyone, you can always write him in on the ballot.

Kids, remind your parents and any other adult you see today to VOTE!

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Tomorrow is Election Day and Ducky wants to remind you to vote, for him.

Over the weekend, after seeing some political commercials, Ducky decided to run for President of All Humans. His background as self proclaimed Emperor of all Fowl, provides him with experience and know how on how to get the job done.

Plus, Pembleton is running as his Vice President. Pembleton has lots of leadership experience, and experience getting Ducky out of trouble.

Their platform:

  1. Snack time and Recess for all (naps optional).
  2. Macaroni and Cheese Fridays.
  3. Stricter rules on the ownership of exotic animals.
  4. All koala sales bears must register with the Better Business Bureau.
  5. As VP, Pembleton promises to help protect Antarctica.
Ducky's Election Campaign

Keep America Wild.

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While the gang has been having fun with Halloween this week, they have also been busy helping with Hurricane Sandy Relief. They have received several distress calls from animals who are stranded by flood waters or without food or shelter. Pembleton arranged for everyone to head up to the north east to help. The Lambs passed out blankets and snacks at an animal shelter, while Ducky and Pembleton searched for stranded animals, who needed help.

If you would like to also help, please visit the Red Cross website.

Animals helping animals who need rescuing during Hurricane Sandy

“Don’t worry, we got you!”

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Last night the gang had a great time trick or treating. They got lots of candy, treats, and other sweet surprises. They also had the best costumes in the neighborhood.

When they got home, they were not quite ready for bed. After their baths, the humans popped them some popcorn, and put in the movie Hocus Pocus. Shortly after the movie started, Rumpelstiltskin came out of the kitchen with a PB&J and joined them. Only Rumpelstiltskin stayed awake for the whole movie. I guess they will have to watch it again next year.

After trick or treating the gang watches a halloween movie

” Yummy Popcorn”

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