Hooray! A "message" book for young children that is not sappy. Quackers is fun, funny and is guaranteed to make children giggle. Quackers is a duck, a duck with whiskers, paws and a tail. Even though he does not like to get wet, Quackers is content living by the pond with his duck friends. One day, Quackers meets a duck who also has whiskers, paws and a tail. The new duck, Mittens, introduces Quackers to his friends at the barn. Quackers fits right in with Mittens and his friends, even though for some reason they insist on calling themselves cats. Soon, however, Quackers begins to miss his duck friends at the pond. After a visit to the pond, Quackers makes the happy discovery that he can belong to TWO groups even though they don't have a lot in common. A book about belonging and fitting in, great as a read-aloud book for children 3-6.— From Catherine's Past Picks 1
Jumpstart's Read for the Record(R) selection A cat who thinks he's a duck? He must be Quackers
This quirky funny book is about standing out, fitting in, and building a life with room for all. Quackers is a duck. Sure, he may have paws and whiskers. And his quacks might sound more like...well, meows, but he lives among ducks, everyone he knows is a duck, and he's happy. Then Quackers meets another duck who looks like him (& talks like him, too )--but he calls himself a cat. So silly Quackers loves being among his new friends the cats, but he also misses his duck friends, and so he finds a way to combine the best of both worlds. Part cat, part duck, all Quackers.
About the Author
LIZ WONG was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. She is a painter and a freelance illustrator, with a focus on illustration for children. To learn more about the author and her work, visit LizWongIllustration.com.