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The Other Ducks (Hardcover)

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By Ellen Yeomans, Chris Sheban (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

This Duck and That Duck are trying to make sense of their Big Puddle and the ever-changing world around them. And we can’t help but root for them as they learn to swim (“‘How do you know?’ That Duck asked. ‘It just feels like swimming,’ This Duck answered.”) and dip and dunk, and then to run and hop and fly. Once the restless itching sets in, they know it’s time to fly South, wherever that is. By paying attention to others that are “Like us, only not us,” these two duck friends do so much more than just waddle in a line. A kindhearted ode to figuring things out. Ages 3–7.

— Michelle


This Duck and That Duck were the best of friends. They did everything together but sometimes two ducks just isn’t enough.

When This Duck declares that he wishes there were Other Ducks around so they could waddle in a line (a very ducky thing to do), That Duck is quite confused.

That is until This Duck and That Duck go swimming, look down, and finally meet The Other Ducks.

Unfortunately, The Other Ducks never seem to come out of the water! Oh how This Duck and That Duck wish The Other Ducks would waddle outside the big puddle with them. But it’s getting colder and their feathers are starting to itch for warmer weather.

Will these best friends ever find their companions?

Join This Duck and That Duck in this witty and heartfelt tale as they discover the world around them.

About the Author

Ellen Yeomans is the author of many books for young readers including Jubilee (2004), Remembering a Sister (2000), and a young adult novel Rubber Houses (2007). She is a farmhand for nearby 150-year-old Abbott's Farm, she shears sheep, mixes feed, mucks stalls, and moves around far too many bales of hay and straw. The Other Ducks is her first book for Roaring Brook Press.

Chris Sheban won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for his radiant illustrations in THE STORY OF A SEAGULL AND THE CAT WHO TAUGHT HER TO FLY by Luis Sepulveda. His artwork has also graced the covers of several award-winning novels, as well as picture books. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

Praise For…

*"A marvelous portrayal of the humor and uncertainty surrounding growth—and the comfort in having a fellow traveler."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"The slightly addlepated patter proves endearing, and the watercolor-and-pencil drawings combine comic exaggeration and intricate, evocative textures to wonderful effect."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This charming story explores friendship, curiosity, and nature."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626725027
ISBN-10: 1626725020
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English
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Last Updated At: 2/20/2021 01:18pm