About the Book:
(Children’s Books: One Odd Duck (Whimsical Bedtime Story/Picture Book About Appreciating Your Own Uniqueness, With over 30 Adorable Illustrations, for Beginner Readers, Ages 3-8)
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.
Charming, delightful rhyming words tell this tale, accompanied by bouncy, bright and happy images.
Targeted Age Group: 3-8
It was an odd egg for sure,
But to Mother Duck it still belonged to her.
So she did what every mother would do —
She sat on it and sat on it until a head poked through.
What she saw astonished her —
A head with long ears and a body of fur!
“What kind of a duck is this?” she asked.
But no matter, taking care of all her children
was a mother’s task.
Pop! Pop! Pop! Out popped each ducky from its shell.
Each looked happy and healthy. All looked well…
Except for that odd duck! “Not to worry,” said his mother.
“He’ll grow into a fine feathered duck like every other.
But then, she looked more closely at his coat.
It was made of fur, not feathers. How would he float?