The Sissy Duckling

The Sissy Duckling

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
3
3
2
 …
Rate this:
Elmer the duck is teased because he is different, but he proves himself by not only surviving the winter, but also saving his Papa.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689835667
0689835663
Branch Call Number: E FIE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Cole, Henry 1955-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

w
wmtlady
Nov 07, 2016

This sweet children's book must rate highly with the LGBT community. I feel that it has an authentic message of encouragement for all children to feel good about their abilities and interests whether or not they are held by the majority of their peers. I was put-off by the illustrator's not only walking on but over the line, posing the character's wing/hands on one page with such affectation as to be adult-imposed and unnatural.

JCLBeckyC Oct 01, 2016

I read this book for Family Storytime during banned books week. Since it's longer than most of the books we read in storytime I wasn't sure it would hold the kids' attention, but it did! Great paired with the book Swim, Duck, Swim by Susan Lurie. Both are great books about underdogs (or, underducks in this case) facing their battles with bravery and aplomb!

k
kimberlynaomi
Feb 10, 2013

I think this book is very informative about bullying and being different. I think that this book however should be read with a parent due to the concept of the story. Elmer is a sensitive duckling. Elmer’s schoolmates laugh and make fun of Elmer for being a sissy. Elmer does not like to do things that the other boys enjoy. Elmer enjoys baking and putting on shows instead of sports and playing with trucks. Elmer’s mother understands him and assists Elmer in his daily activities such as his cooking and picking flowers. Elmer’s mother does not judge Elmer. However Elmer’s father is completely different and does not understand Elmer. One day Elmer refuses to migrate with rest of the flock, and this is when Elmer’s father begins to look at him differently.

Age

Add Age Suitability

DebAK Feb 08, 2016

DebAK thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

ecrl Feb 20, 2013

ecrl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

k
kimberlynaomi
Feb 10, 2013

kimberlynaomi thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Quotes

Add a Quote

k
kimberlynaomi
Feb 10, 2013

“He loved to build things and paint pictures and play make-believe.” “They had a football game, and Elmer put on a puppet show.” “’You’ll never get along in the world if you don’t learn to play with others,’ Papa Duck told his son.”

k
kimberlynaomi
Feb 10, 2013

“He loved to build things and paint pictures and play make-believe.” “They had a football game, and Elmer put on a puppet show.” “’You’ll never get along in the world if you don’t learn to play with others,’ Papa Duck told his son.”

Summary

Add a Summary

k
kimberlynaomi
Feb 10, 2013

Elmer’s friend tease him because Elmer is different or a “sissy.” Elmer enjoys fashion over sports and this causes Elmer to be teased by his fellow ducklings.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top