The warm and charming artwork in Quackers matches its heart-warming story. A paper cut out cat grows up with ducks at a duck pond, and thus, assumes that it is a duck, too. When it meets another felt cutout cat, and visits her family in a farmer’s barn, she thinks she finally found her place. It’s only then she realizes that she has become a little of both worlds, and enjoys (or at least, tolerates) some aspects of each way of life, and can share both.
I think there are many lessons to be learned from this allegory, and the warmth and insights of this well-written and engaging book will endure in your children’s hearts, and perhaps, your own. Well-designed, printed and bound, as well, I wonder if this isn’t an “instant classic” of children’s literature.
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