Sitting Ducks is geared toward the children's market, but many adults will recognize author/illustrator Michael Bedard's artwork. Best known for his poster illustrations, Bedard makes his debut in picture books with a wonderful story about an odd-couple friendship between a factory-employed alligator and factory-hatched duck. Ducks are normally the primary meal in the alligator's world, but a chance meeting forges a friendship between these two. The alligator does what he can to protect his little friend, but alas, the duck wants to see the world that lies beyond the alligator's apartment. The only chance the little duck has for survival is to leave the alligator's world forever, but that would leave the alligator alone and heartbroken right? Sitting Ducks teaches lessons in friendship and diversity, and Bedard's hilarious illustrations will keep readers smiling, even through the not-so-happy parts.

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