Odd Duck: 06/07/13
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci is a children's graphic novel about friendship and being yourself. Theodora Duck has her routine and she follows it strictly and proudly. She lives by herself at the pond and is completely put out when an eccentric neighbor moves into the abandoned house next door.
Chad is everything Theodora isn't. He's disorganized. He's creative and spontaneous. He dyes his feathers different colors and he doesn't keep them combed. He likes loud music and making art out of found bits and pieces. He is a mess and he drives Theodora nuts.
Except — there might be something there that she recognizes of herself in him. She's not exactly Ms. Normal Duck either — even if her life seems normal from her point of view.
It's a really sweet book about being true to yourself while still being open to those unusual friendships. Rather than fitting in and trying to be like everyone else, it's good to find your own way and have a few friends who do the same, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
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