Nature’s Drama of Predators and Quick-Witted Ducks in Picture Book

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Inspired by true events, Leslie Albritton pens a timely, cautionary tale for the young.

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A gorgeously-illustrated children’s book of one of the best-loved and familiar of wildlife species, Leslie Albritton’s Sally O’Mally’s Incredible Day is also a true story and cautionary tale that teaches children to be wary of predators or what to do in case they come in contact with predators.

Sally O’Mally and husband Mr. O’Mally live with their eight wonderful ducklings behind a blind on a sunny lake shore, the ideal home for ducks. They’ve taught their five girls and three boys to hunt for food and avoid the dangers of the wild. The dramatic spike comes when an osprey a modern day raptor wheels out in the sky from seemingly nowhere and finds Sally and her children as they are doing their daily lessons. Signaling for danger, she tries to gather up her brood before the osprey can catch any of them at the end of his power dive.

The illustrations are palpitatingly intense and are sure to imprint how dangerous the experience is on young minds. Fortunately, the O’Mallys had taught their children well, and they do all the things they’ve been taught to avoid a predator – to dive in and stay under water and to run for the nearest shelter. After the attack, all eight are accounted for: luck and training save the day.

It is of interest for readers to note that there are people on shore in the book’s illustrations. These are the author and her party – they saw the actual osprey attack on a family of ducks who were playing on a stretch of open water. It was an incredible experience for them, an affecting natural drama that inspired Leslie Albritton to come up with this beautiful book and safety manual for the young.

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About the Author
Leslie Albritton is a wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, and grandmother of four. She has lived in Wauchula, Florida, since 1977, when her parents moved there to minister at a small Assembly of God church, on Eighth Avenue. She has held several jobs and is currently working as a deputy clerk for the Hardee County Clerk of Courts. Her dream, since being a small girl, was to be a wife and mother. She has dedicated her life to her marriage to Ralton Albritton Jr. and to raising her children. In her opinion, there is no higher calling or greater benefit to society than to have a successful marriage and raise children that honor their parents and are respectful of God and country. This is her first publication.

Sally O’Mally’s Incredible Day* by Leslie Albritton
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Picture Book Softcover; $21.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4691-6717-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4691-6718-3

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