Title: Just a Duck
Genre: Picture Story Book; Humor
Greetings, Michelle and Sharon!
Using whimsical language, JUST A DUCK is a 430-word character-driven story where an arrogant alien, Kruck, learns a lesson from humble duck, Druck. But is Druck a humble duck or a humble alien instead? You guessed it. It’s the latter in this fun romp where Druck gets fed up with Kruck’s arrogance and incessant offensive comments. Druck fixes Kruck’s spaceship and then steals it, proving that he is infinitely more than “just a duck.”
As a certified elementary teacher and active member of SCBWI, I am aware of the market and enjoy fun, contemporary books like, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, I Want My Hat Back, Duck! Rabbit!, and even Quack, Quack, Moo Moo. I believe that JUST A DUCK has a similar feel and appeal. I am the forthcoming NE Area Representative for SCBWI-Wisconsin.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
First 50 Words:
Druck was floating in a pond on a cloudy day. He heard it before he saw it...
Out fell Kruck.
“Greetings, duckling,” said Kruck.
“Quack,” said Druck.
“These stormy skies have blown me off course — and right into the ground! Where might I find the nearest spaceship repair shop?”
“I repair spaceships,” replied Druck. “I’m quite good at repairing things.”