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‘A wonderful, tender evocation of friendship and how its power can help you overcome your worst fears. A pure splash of joy.’ The Daily Mail

Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2022

Duck is not like other ducks. Duck doesn’t like water and is perfectly fine alone, thank you very much. But then, one dark and stormy night, an outgoing, water-loving, and very lost Frog turns up at Duck’s door. Can this odd couple find Frog’s home? And will they find friendship along the way?

This endearing, gorgeously illustrated tale marks the author-illustrator debut for Steve Small, illustrator of the highly acclaimed, I’m Sticking with You by Smriti Halls (shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2021 and for Children's Illustrated Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2021).

‘A beautiful book, with a zen-like balance, and full of light and drama, too.’ Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale

About The Author

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Steve Small has worked in animation for over 30 years as a director, designer and animator. The work has varied from working on Disney features to designing and directing shorts, TV series and commercials. His highly acclaimed book illustration work includes two books written by Smriti Halls: I'm Sticking With You and I’m Sticking With You Too, and his picture books as both author and illustrator: The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water and Wellington’s Big Day Out. Steve lives in London and when he’s not painting and drawing you’ll likely find him feeding the crows on Blackheath common.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (March 30, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471192357
  • Ages: 3 - 99

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