When an odd duck, which looks very much like a bunny, pops out of a shell in Mother Duck's nest, she is astonished but not put off. "Not to worry," says Mother Duck. "He'll grown into a fine feathered duck when he grows up!" This is her explanation for all the other oddities she discovers: he can't swim; he has fur where feathers should be; he likes fruits and vegetables rather than worms; he has whiskers; and he hops instead of walks. When he grows up, he still can't do any of the things a duck can do. But, he can do one thing very well -- dye eggs! Proud of her odd duck of a son, Mother duck realizes that not everyone is like every other one. Their talents might lay hidden inside of their dreams. Yet everyone is worthy of dreams it now seems.
"This book is just adorable. And not only will your kids enjoy having it read to them, but you may enjoy it more!" -- JL Mitchell
"A mother duck finds an unusual egg and accepts it as her own. A very adorable story about finding and accepting your own uniqueness." -- Cat Mom
"I Am a BIG Sally Huss fan, but this book trumps all, and that is a very high compliment, as all her books are astounding and magical for kids and adults, alike!
Being an Early Childhood Educator for over 25 years, and Children's Book Author Myself, I find this particular book SUPERB, for all the right reasons.
"Proud of her odd duck of a son, Mother Duck realized that not everyone is like every other." This says it all. The illustrations are gloriously colorful and full of brilliance in this delightful tale, and the storyline of turning possible lemons into lemonade is what all of us Mothers strive for with our children. This mother duck always sees the glass half full with her child, no matter what obstacles they encounter! There are so many crucial life lessons in this adventure! A MUST for the ever growing library of our youngsters who will eventually rule our wonder filled world! Thank you Sally Huss!" -- Carol Ann