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Paperback | 40 Pages

Includes 7 Pages of Literacy Activities

Stuck Duck

Stuck Duck

By: Brooke Vitale — autograph available

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Turn a bad day good again with this Level 1 Early Reader featuring seven pages of bonus literacy activities sure to grow your child's confidence and jumpstart their enthusiasm for reading.

Duck is having a good day . . . until a horn falls out of a tree and lands on his head! This humorous tale of not giving up is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt stuck—literally or figuratively—and a charming cast of characters, including a girl with a plan and a feisty dog, are sure to win kids over. But as we all know, help usually comes from the most unexpected of places . . .

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6 x 9 inches

Printed in the United States

All Charge Mommy Books are printed in the United States of America

Dedicated to Literacy

10% of net profits donated to literacy initiatives

Free literacy activities available

Free downloadable reading activities on our website,Charge Mommy Books.

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Stuck Duck Video Summary

  • Simple, repetitive language

    Simple, repetitive language encourages word recognition and ease of reading in emergent readers.

  • Overcoming obstacles

    Duck's story teaches children that even a bad day can turn good again, and it's okay to ask for help when help is needed.

  • Humor

    From a horn landing on his head to being pulled straight through a fence, Duck's antics are sure to leave kids (and adults!) giggling.

  • Story Comprehension

    Reading is about more than just sounding out a word at a time. It's about being able to read full sentences and understand what they say together. And it's about being able to recall something read two or three sentences (or paragraphs or pages) before.

  • Sequencing

    Asking a child to put story moments in order is a good way to test their comprehension of a story.

  • Spelling

    Spelling is easier with letter choices. This activity helps children sound out words one letter (or one letter combination) at a time.

About the Author

Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor, author, and proud founder of Charge Mommy Books. Over the course of her 15+ years at top New York publishers, Brooke Vitale has edited thousands of books, including best-selling titles Hide-and-Hug Olaf and Olaf’s Night Before Christmas. Today, Brooke works as a freelance children’s book editor and runs, a website dedicated to helping aspiring authors navigate the publishing and self-publishing industry. Since beginning her freelance career, Brooke has helped more than 1,000 authors achieve their dream of publishing a book.

But Brooke is also a prolific writer in her own right. She has worked with top children’s book publishers including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Book Group to publish more than a hundred books, including The Magic Is in You, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, Goonies: An Illustrated Classic. All told, Brooke’s books have sold over 500,000 copies and climbing.

Brooke lives in Connecticut. When she is not writing or editing she can be found playing Charge Mommy in the backyard with her two young sons.

About the Illustrator

John & Wendy can't sit still. Not only do they create pretty pictures, write and illustrate children's books, take photos, and play music in their band Sugar Syndicate, they still find time to explore the city, read PG Wodehouse and Gerald Durrell on the subway, volunteer at the Central Park Zoo, and play with the cats. You can often find them chatting up dogs on the street. John & Wendy live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

Customer Reviews

Based on 72 reviews
Liz Favazzo
Great Illustrations!

"Stuck Duck" is an excellent beginning reader! It has simple sentences, engaging illustrations, and wonderful literacy activities at the end of the book. Highly recommend this book!

Cute and fun read!

Such a cute read and colorful illustrations. We liked that this book also incorporated the literacy games at the end. My nephew really enjoyed practicing his reading with me and then playing games, while still learning. Great concept and can’t wait to explore more books from this Author!

Lisa Suarez
Great beginning reader

I can’t say enough positive things about this book. The art is adorable, the language is super simple, and the story is really funny and it has a great message! Don’t Give Up! We have the whole set. The stories are great for beginning readers and as standalone stories.

A sweet tale featuring an adorable duck!

My 7 year old son and I enjoyed reading Stuck Duck. We liked following along with Duck as he tried to free himself of his sticky predicament and the book was the perfect reading level for my son. As a parent I also appreciated the extra effort the author took in creating literacy activities at the end!

Joey B.
Cute and fun read

An entertaining read with adorable illustrations. Great activities at the end too!