Duckworth, the Difficult Child

Duckworth, the Difficult Child[Epub] ➣ Duckworth, the Difficult Child ➤ Michael B. Sussman – Tbjewellers.co.uk 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 l 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 Duckworth, the PDF or 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 J lia Sard empathize with children everywhere who must find ways to deal with their difficult parents.

Abandoned by a cackle of laughing hyenas, Michael Sussman endured the drudgery and hardships of a Moldavian orphanage until fleeing with a traveling circus at the age of twelve A promising career as a trapeze artist was cut short by Duckworth, the PDF or a concussion that rendered him lame and mute Sussman wandered the world, getting by on such odd jobs as pet food tester, cheese sculptor, human scarecrow, and professional mourner while teaching himself the art of fiction He now lives in Tahiti with Gauguin, an African Grey parrot.

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    Duckworth, the Difficult Child ePUB ✓ Duckworth, 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 J lia Sard empathize with children everywhere who must find ways to deal with their difficult parents."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Duckworth, the Difficult Child
  • Michael B. Sussman
  • English
  • 20 October 2018
  • 1534405127

10 thoughts on “Duckworth, the Difficult Child

  1. says:

    Duckworth s parents think their son is just being difficult again when he announces to them that he has been eaten by a snake Duckworth realizes he is going to have to take matters into his own hands, and ignore their pronouncements about his character So he does And he is off to find his own bookon difficult parents.Beautiful and novel artwork and a deeply thoughtful story.

  2. says:

    I loved this one It reminded me so very much of Maurice Sendak s Nutshell Library stories especially Pierre, which was my favorite and the illustrations are gorgeous and full of tiny details that reward re reading Is it going to be loved by kids Probably not, or at least not many of them Do I want a copy of my very own for my very own library YES YES YES

  3. says:

    For children of all ages who must survive difficult parentsDUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD, by Michael Sussman, a picture book illustrated by J lia Sard , is full of the humor we expect from this writer, also author of the picture book OTTO GROWS DOWN, regarded in the children s literature community as a classic, as well as the recently published adult sui generis INCOGNOLIO Duckworth, an unappreciated child, must use his own ingenuity to deal with being swallowed by a snake, since his neglectfu For children of all ages who must survive difficult parentsDUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD, by Michael Sussman, a picture book illustrated by J lia Sard , is full of the humor we expect from this writer, also author of the picture book OTTO GROWS DOWN, regarded in the children s literature community as a classic, as well as the recently published adult sui generis INCOGNOLIO Duckworth, an unappreciated child, must use his own ingenuity to deal with being swallowed by a snake, since his neglectful parents dismiss his plight as the unwelcome flight of fancy of a difficult child Sussman draws on his life experience as a therapist to depict the ambience of difficult, self preoccupied parents The delightful text is illustrated by gorgeous illustrations featuring a larger than life shining red orange dragon like snake The drab version of the cover shown when listing the book does not even come close to doing the art justice Both children and adults will enjoy this one

  4. says:

    Delightful story of a young boy by the name of Duckworth Duckworth is building a toothpick castle in his room, when out of the closet comes a giant snake Duckworth goes to his parents for help but they feel that he is a difficult child and ignore him What follows is an adventure Involving Duckworth and the snake a cobra The illustrations are perfect for the story The clothing reminds you of Edwardian England, minimal color The lines are clean and clear cut.I received this as a review Delightful story of a young boy by the name of Duckworth Duckworth is building a toothpick castle in his room, when out of the closet comes a giant snake Duckworth goes to his parents for help but they feel that he is a difficult child and ignore him What follows is an adventure Involving Duckworth and the snake a cobra The illustrations are perfect for the story The clothing reminds you of Edwardian England, minimal color The lines are clean and clear cut.I received this as a review copy and can t wait until my cousin gets older so I can read it to her

  5. says:

    What a strange and delightful story The vintage style art and slightly cruel humor reminded me of Dennis Lee s Alligator Pie , and I think older kids will like the wry darkness of this story Duckworth, a young boy, gets eaten by a snake His parents ignore this very obvious fact, playing checkers and musing about how difficult he is Eventually he gets free and his parents still believe that he was just wearing a costume.

  6. says:

    This is a very fun and unique book about a child who has to deal with parents who won t take him seriously He is by far themature member of the family Enjoyable for kids and adults, it is simple and direct with a wonderful flair of irony The illustrations are well matched to the story, with a limited palette and stylized compositions that reinforce the humor A nice way to consider the difficulties of raising kids, and being kids.

  7. says:

    I m now reading kids books for fun because, well, time I m going for books with witty crass titles and themes and good illustrations This book scores on the latter and for making fun of difficult, detached parents The illustrations are super clever and have fun details I would love to see a Duckworth series.

  8. says:

    Charming and delightful, with wonderful illustrations Poor Duckworth is eaten by a snake, his parents respond to this crisis, be refusing to see that it has happened, and admonishing Duckworth to take off his snake costume.

  9. says:

    A difficult child with clueless parents in this droll, macabre tale reminiscent of Gorey and Snicket.

  10. says:

    What a strange, and utterly delightful, book I wanted to shake the parents the whole time and take Duckworth home with me.

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