Baby duck is an obedient duck, he also likes some independence. One day, he asks his mother if he can swim along for a bit. She agrees but reminds him not to go past the bridge unless he is with someone who can fly. As he approaches the bridge a truck carrying rubber duckies passes and one falls out and lands with a splash near baby duck. Thinking this new friend can fly, even faster than his mom, he follows the duck as it drifts downstream all the way out to the ocean! The ocean is scary and baby duck just wants to go home. When he is left alone on the beach he discovers that he can get home - his wings work! Cute story by the wonderful author Frank Asch.