Quack! is a touching allegory written in rhyming verse about a little girl who struggles to understand the meaning of life and love. She befriends an unusual duck who unexpectedly changes her life. Readers of all ages will relate to this universally emotional and inspirational story about love and relationships.
"Really, just a delightfully told and illustrated story about a little girl discovering that sometimes life just "is what it is" and need not be completely overthought. Elena learns that it's okay to let go, trust her instincts, and love freely-with an insanely adorable duck showing her the way. Burton's charming style, in both his verse and illustrations, makes Quack! a book my kids and I will reach for over and over-discovering something that resonates anew each time" ~ Julie, M.
"Smartly written, a great read. The illustrations are fantastic. A collector's item in the making!" ~ Anthony, J.
"Paul Burton's warm and charming story "Quack" gently reminds us all, children and adults alike, of the magic we can find when we trust ... in ourselves, in friendship, and in love. It is a story of self-discovery, letting go of fear, and surrendering a sometimes desperate need to understand and control everything. The story's simple truth is accompanied by exquisitely rendered and brilliantly arresting black-and-white illustrations. Burton juxtaposes his elegant linear draftsmanship - his extraordinary assurance of line - with the quirky, charming, and playful characters depicted, and the result is truly unique. This is a book you and your children can spend hours discovering and enjoying visually, and the simple, lyrical rhyme of the story will make it a pleasure to real aloud, over and over again. It is, truly, a timeless book." ~ Tracey, H.