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