Nine Ducks Nine plays on the typical theme of counting down. Ten in the Bed is the classic example of this. Nine Ducks Nine has a fun twist on it. Kids enjoy watching the ducks escape as the hungry fox comes nearer and nearer. Of course they all enjoy the surprise ending to the story too! This counting book story is great to practise numbers and counting. The story can also be retold in a simple way to include repeated phrases such as: Oh no! The fox is coming!; Quick! Run away!; It’s hungry; I’m scared! etc.