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.
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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 has been awarded three gold and three silver medals by the Society of Illustrators. Some of the books he has illustrated are I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl, Catching the Moon by Myla Goldberg, and What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen. He also illustrated Someone Like Me by Patricia MacLachlan, also published by Roaring Brook Press.
*"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