The Sissy Duckling

Author(s) Harvey Fierstein
Illustrator(s) Henry Cole
Age Group 4-8
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-1416903130
Year 2005

Elmer is a duckling that enjoys doing much different things than other male ducks his age. His father is ashamed and tries to teach him how to play sports, he gets bullied in school and eventually decides to run away from home. Only when Elmer saves his father’s life and nurses him back to health that his father realizes that he should be proud of his brave son.