A new sibling book with humor, heart, and a dash of the scientific process sure to delight young readers.
Is Stella's new baby brother a duck?
All the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction, but Stella knows that scientists can't just wing it. Further research is definitely required.
This sweet and silly book is just ducky for new siblings, fledgling scientists and anyone who loves a good laugh.
• Read-aloud books for children and siblings
• Pat Zietlow Miller has published numerous children's books, including the critically acclaimed Be Kind.
For new siblings who enjoyed The New Small Person, Little Miss Big Sis, and Julius Baby of the World will love the sweet and silly humor of My Brother the Duck.
• Children's books for ages 3–5
• New siblings, big sister books
• STEM principles
Pat Zietlow Miller is the is the award-winning picture book author of Be Kind, Sophie's Squash, Sharing the Bread, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, and Wherever You Go, among others.
Daniel Wiseman is a growing presence in children's books, having illustrated a dozen books in the past three years.
Redheaded Stella Wells is a self-described "fledging scientist" with a chip on her shoulder (the new sibling kind) and a hypothesis to prove: "my baby brother might be a duck." The theory starts with her pregnant mother's waddle and seems confirmed by the baby's name Drake his annoying quack-like cry, and uncanny resemblance to a duck when he uses a pacifier or gets dried off with his duck hoodie towel. Stella collaborates with her friend and coresearcher Carla Martinez in evidence collection, and Principal Kowalski provides further confirmation when she tells the girls (not knowing their theory), "If it looks like duck and sounds like a duck, it's probably a duck." First-person narration by Miller (When You Are Brave) skews straightforwardly precocious, while Wiseman's (When Your Llama Needs a Haircut) round-headed cast and skillful wielding of pop-off-the-page colors (including a blazing duck yellow) exudes a cheery goodwill. However disgruntled Stella may be, her STEM skills are a model for any sibling, human or otherwise. Ages 3 5.