Duckworth, the Difficult Child

byMichael SussmanIllustratorJúlia Sardà

Picture Books | June 18, 2019

Duckworth, the Difficult Child by Michael Sussman
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Duckworth’s parents think he is a difficult child, so when a snake slides right up and swallows him whole, his parents don’t believe him! What’s poor Duckworth to do?

Duckworth is a difficult child.
At least that’s what his parents think.

So when Duckworth tries to explain that a gigantic snake slithered out of his closet, his parents insist it’s all in his head—he is far too old to be imagining such nonsense. (And will he please do his chores?) But even when the cobra slides right up and swallows Duckworth whole, his parents remain unconvinced! (Where did he find that snake costume, and will he please put it away?)

What’s poor Duckworth to do when his parents just won’t listen? With nods to the deliciously dark humor of Edward Gorey, Florence Parry Heide, and Jon Klassen, Michael Sussman and Júlia Sardà empathize with children everywhere who must find ways to deal with their difficult parents.
Michael Sussman, a clinical psychologist and survivor of difficult parents, is the author of the picture books Otto Grows Down and Duckworth, the Difficult Child, and of two novels for adults, Crashing Eden and Incognolio. Visit him online atúlia Sardà is an illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Júlia...
Title:Duckworth, the Difficult ChildFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.6 inPublished:June 18, 2019Publisher:Atheneum Books For Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1534405127

ISBN - 13:9781534405127

Appropriate for ages: 4

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