Odd Duck

oddduckWritten by Cecil Castellucci, Illustrated by Sara Varon

The strong theme of friendship flows throughout this book, a beginning chapter-graphic novel-picture book. It is written in chapter format, with heavy illustration. The text is placed all over the page, sometimes in word balloons. I really liked the context of the text, dealing with two ducks, one who is ordinary-normal, Theodora, and one who is a “strange duck”, Chad. The illustrations fill the page and are a washed out pastel color. The message of friendship and differences resonates throughout this book, and the idea of being an “odd duck” might not be so bad after all.

Review by Sandy Brigman, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: K-4

Odd Duck
Written by Cecil Castellucci, Illustrated by Sara Varon
First Second Books
87 pages
Release Date: May 14, 2013
ISBN: 9781596435575 (hardcover)

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