Title : Duckworth the Difficult Child
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 40 pages
Publisher : Michael B. Sussman
Language : English
ISBN : 9781534405127

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 doDuckworth is a difficult child At least that’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 Júlia Sardà empathize with children everywhere who must find ways to deal with their difficult parents