Author and Illustrator: James Stevenson

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: 1980

Genre: Fiction picture book

Audience: Gr. 1-2

Overview: Howard the duck misses the annual migration and ends up in New York City in the dead of winter. He befriends a strange group of friends including a frog and three mice and they live together in an abandoned building and become a family. This is a great story to read to children to teach them that families come in all shapes and sizes.

Activity: Have each child draw a picture of his or her family.

Reviewer’s Name: Sarah Garretson