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My Brother the Duck

Written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Daniel Wiseman
Published by Chronicle Books
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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.

What Kind of Book is My Brother the Duck

new sibling
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digital media

Quotes from This Book

  • “We have a new baby. His name is Drake. / I think he’s a duck.”
  • "But scientists can’t just wing it. / They have to gather facts.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Stella gathers facts to test her hypothesis: that her baby brother is a duck. How did Stella find the answer to her hypothesis? What questions you might have that you could scientifically research.

  • When Stella thinks her little brother is a duck, she looks on the bright side–they’ll never lose at a game of Duck, Duck, Goose, for example. What are the benefits of having a younger sibling? Can you look on the bright side of your day, today?

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Who Wrote My Brother the Duck

Pat Zietlow Miller

Pat Zietlow Miller is a bestselling children’s book author. She is the author of Sophie’s Squash, which was starred by Kirkus, Booklist, SLJ, and PW, as well as awarded the 2014 Crystal Kite Award, the 2014 Golden Kite Award, a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Honor, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor. Her second book, Wherever You Go, received two starred reviews and has sold in multiple translations. She is also the author of Sharing the Bread, Sophie’s Squash Goes to School, and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville.

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Pat Zietlow Miller's Book Dedication

To my friend and fellow writer, Jill Esbaum

Daniel Wiseman's Book Dedication

For my two favorite little ducklings, Henry & Hugo

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Book Details

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Publication Date:
April 21, 2020
Text Details:
Handlettering by Daniel Wiseman. Typeset in Fela.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations in this book were rendered digitally.