Oh, and I like to think of Elmer as Sassy - willing to fly his own course - rather than Sissy.
I would highly recommend this book to any parent - but especially those who don't want their children to grow up to be bigots...
Harvey Firestein has written a book about being different, and learning to love and accept those who are different from us.
the sissy duckling is a hysterically well-written children's book by harvey firestein. i bought this copy for my niece, who just had a baby. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Miller
My son's class was asked to read this book by his teacher, it's a great book. I definitely recommend it.Published 11 months ago by Claudia Alvarado
This is a beautiful story with a wonderful message. Unlike the Ugly Duckling, you don't have to wait to turn beautiful; you're beautiful right now.Published 12 months ago by A. Maxwell
Great story defining that different is acceptable. I would recommend it to initate discussion regarding cultural difference. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stel
Until we walk in another person's, uh, duck's webbed feet, we don't really know how another feels or witnesses life. This is a story about tolerance and hope.Published 19 months ago by Charlene Harris Allen
Harvey Fierstein is a genius! I read this book over and over to my second graders and all the kids requested it over and over. Read morePublished 20 months ago by K. Wilson
This wonderfully written and thoroughly engaging story about an implied "gay" duckling is a great story about treating others kindly and appreciating differences. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Books for Children
I was not able to find or order this locally. Book sends a good message, in my opinion. Glad to have found it.Published 22 months ago by Cindy
When I first saw this book, I was a bit skeptical about it. The word sissy, even though it may sound a bit childish, still has a very negative meaning behind it. Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by J.A.R.S.