By Harmen Van Straaten
(NorthSouth, Hardcover, 9780735821330, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 2007
Everyone thinks that Toad is very important. Hes found a pair of glasses, and now he can read. If Toad can read with his glasses, then surely Duck can write with the pen he found! Proudly, he scribbles a story on some paper and presents it to Toad. Everyone waits while Toad clears his throat, hesitates, and complains that his eyes are tired from reading all day anything to keep from admitting that he cant really read after all . . .
Harmen van Straaten always loved to draw, but as a young adult, felt pressured into pursuing a career in law. After working briefly as a lawyer (and not enjoying it), he started to write childrens books, and has since written and illustrated over 200 books which have been published in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, and now the United States as well. Ducks Tale is his first book for North-South Books Inc. Harmen van Straaten lives in Holland.