My Brother the Duck (Hardcover)

(New Baby Book for Siblings, Big Sister Little Brother Book for Toddlers)

By Pat Zietlow Miller

Chronicle Books, 9781452142838, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

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
• New baby gift for siblings
• Pat Zietlow Miller has published numerous children's books, including the critically acclaimed Be Kind.

Picture-book-reading 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.


About the Author

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.


Praise For My Brother the Duck: (New Baby Book for Siblings, Big Sister Little Brother Book for Toddlers)

"Quirky new-baby storytime fun to quack readers up. Just ducky."—Kirkus Reviews

[My Brother the Duck is] very jolly and absurdist, an original take on the new-baby 'problem' and a lighthearted introduction to the scientific method and critical thinking."-Horn Book Magazine

"[A]musing. . . This lighthearted story is a fresh take on welcoming a new sibling. Words like hypothesis, evidence, and inconclusive are used in a natural way which helps children build vocabulary. A recommended purchase for library collections."-School Library Journal

"Wiseman supplies appropriately sunny cartoon illustrations (with a diverse cast that is plainly all human) to a cheery episode that fits the bill nicely for readers who relate to the young investigator in Andrea Beaty's Ada Twist, Scientist (2016) and like STEM-ware."-Booklist

"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.' 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."-Publishers Weekly