Day after day, brand new ducks roll off a giant assembly line operated by alligators at the Colossal Duck Factory. They are loaded into trucks and taken to Ducktown, where they are fattened up in preparation for their final destination—into the stomachs of alligators. Everything proceeds smoothly, until the day one of the alligators decides to take a wayward duck home. Over time, the alligator grows fond of his future dinner. Can a duck and an alligator really be friends in an alligator-eat-duck world? Find out in this charming and humorous friendship story.
Michael Bedard was born and raised in Toronto, where he still lives. His novels include Stained Glass, A Darker Magic, Painted Devil, and Redwork, which received the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year Award for Children. He has… More about Michael Bedard
“This appealing book with its cast of near-irresistible ducks and only mildly menacing alligators is sure to please young readers. Bedard’s sprightly illustrations make the work seem like an animated cartoon between picture book covers.” —Parents Choice