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The Sissy Duckling: with audio recording

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    A really nice book

    A terribly fun book about individuality. It¿s about a dad so worried about what other people think and say about how he raises his boy that, he tries to persuade his son Elmer to do ¿masculine¿ things like play baseball instead of bake or paint. But not every boy likes to play baseball (nor every girl bake) and though an outcast Elmer stays true to himself and amazes everyone with his unique abilities and insights. It¿s a predictable but beautiful tale, written by an author experienced in being unique and being true to that uniqueness (brilliant actor, gay-rights-activist Harvey Fierstein). I find any book written form experience is a book worth reading, a book which speaks form the heart and ¿The Sissy Duckling¿ is no exception. I would even go so far as to say that this book, like many other children¿s books¿The Little Prince by St.Antoine and The Butterfly by Jay Singh¿is written for adults. Absolutely. It has a lot to say to people from all walks of life. A great book to read to your kids, to discuss in class, or give to someone terribly original who might need a little pick-me-up! Very pleased with this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2002

    Warms the Heart and Inspires

    Poor Elmer the Duckling is just a regular guy trying to be who he is. Much like many ducks out there. This warming and much needed children's tale is a triumph in my opinion. Kids of all ages will enjoy this tale of a duck that is just not 'normal,' but is just as great as can be anyway, with a twist of family values to boot. A toast to author Harvey Fierstein!

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