What makes for a good old ordinary duck? Is it eating “everyday duck pellets”? Checking out “A History of Good Ducks” from the library? Theodora thinks so, and she is set in her ways. Then a new duck moves in next door. Chad has “all kinds of gadgets and sculptures that were both modern and strange.” He has mismatched feathers — askew. He scratches these feathers with a fork. He and Theodora will not be friends. Or will they? Castellucci’s story about accepting differences brims with appealingly quirky touches, and Sara Varon’s panels are funny and fresh in this all-too-rare and very fine example of the early-reader graphic novel.
Causes Cecil Castellucci Supports
Interstitial Art Foundation
Doctors Without Borders