Mrs. Macker's Quacker

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Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 21 Dec 2021
Creative Pursuits Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

 Pluck, a very special duck, has extraordinary talents. But no one knows, not even his friend Mrs. Macker. Watch what happens when Pluck decides to reveal what he can really do. Will he risk everything to share his talents and follow his dream?

This vibrant, rhyming children's story delivers fun and excitement while presenting powerful messages of standing up for yourself, taking risks, forgiving others, and valuing friendship. Complete with questions and activities, this delightful book for ages 4-8 further engages children at home, at the library, and in the classroom.

Strong early endorsements from elementary school teachers.

Pluck, a very special duck, has extraordinary talents. But no one knows, not even his friend Mrs. Macker. Watch what happens when Pluck decides to reveal what he can really do. Will he risk...


A Note From the Publisher

Book Illustrator: Darrin Drda

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Book Illustrator: Darrin Drda

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9781736776520 ebook


Advance Praise

“Who would think the story told in delightful verse of a talented duck could tell such a powerful tale of sharing one’s talents and asking for and receiving forgiveness? “
--Peggy Albertine, Elementary School Teacher 35+ years

“This charming tale of friendship, communication, and overcoming fears is also a lesson for all ages in the equality of all living things”
--Carla M. Payne, Psy.D.

"What a fun and interesting rhyming story, designed to teach our young folk to put themselves out there, pursue their passions, and build up those around them. A must read for anyone, young or old!"
--Katie Ivy, Third Grade Teacher

"The story has a great message of staying true to yourself, knowing your worth, and confidently stepping out into the world. Pluck the Duck was confident and proud of his abilities and wasn’t afraid to go out on his own to find a place that would accept and embrace them.”
--Katie Kufeld, PK3 Lead Teacher, Atlanta Academy 

“Who would think the story told in delightful verse of a talented duck could tell such a powerful tale of sharing one’s talents and asking for and receiving forgiveness? “
--Peggy Albertine...


Marketing Plan

- Direct promotion to families, teachers
- Library eblast program to school librarians and children's public library buyers
- Mom and teacher blogger reviews
- Parenting and educator review publications
- Social media campaign through Facebook.

- Direct promotion to families, teachers
- Library eblast program to school librarians and children's public library buyers
- Mom and teacher blogger reviews
- Parenting and educator review publications
...


Available Editions

EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781736776537
PRICE US$17.95 (USD)

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Featured Reviews

What a pair Mrs. Macker and Pluck the quacker, Pluck wanted everyone to know he was more than a quacker, but Mrs. Macker would have none of it, and what a fight they had, now, Pluck was out on his own. A book that teaches both parents and kids, it makes for a fun and educative read.

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I was given an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. I can say I honestly totally enjoyed this book. It is a great book to show even grown ups make mistakes both Mrs. Mackers and Quackers settled their disagreement and both got what they wanted in the end. I particularly liked that the book had questions to ask at the end of the book. Yes I will be recommending this book.

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Thank you NetGalley and Creative Pursuits Publishing for a copy of "Mrs. Macker's Quaker" in exchange for an honest review. The illustrations in this book are perfect. It perfectly matches the descriptions, especially the big blue eyes of Pluck. He has a loud quack and Mrs. Macker was hard of hearing so it didn't bother her but her neighbours are not as fond of it. He is better than a doorbell or a burglar alarm. He was shocked and hurt when he found out that people were mocking him behind his back. He felt that he was more than just a quack. He could sing and dance and has decided to share his gifts. Mrs. Macker is not happy that Pluck might become famous and leave her. She begs him not to perform in town and shouts at him. She orders Pluck to move out causing him to cry himself to sleep. Mrs. Macker fumed at how ungrateful Pluck is and she will never take him back. When robbers come in the night Mrs. Macker realizes that she might have been harsh with Pluck. Pluck joins the circus and finally gets his chance to sing and dance. He feels free to be himself. This is a good opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss children's talents. dreams and fears. There is also a chance to answers questions and do activities related to the story. For example: what does a duck sound like? How does it walk?

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This was such a fun little read! I have a soft spot for rhyming books, and this one really hit the spot! This is the perfect book to read with young kids!

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