August 12, 2009

Post #2526 – 20090812

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

When I was a wee lass of maybe 6 years, I took a fateful trip to the local library with my parents and carefully selected Ducks! from the shelf. We took it home and my mom and sister and I read it aloud. My father returned home from his university classes later that day and we read it to him too, and it immediately became canonized as the best book written for children and adults. We would later give that book over and over to other families.

Now, 20 years later, I’m looking for the book again, which is now out of print and very expensive. I have found a few people selling the book online starting at over $80 and going up to nearly $200. While it’s a deserving price for such a brilliant and — dare I say — subversive book, it makes me sad that I cannot afford to share it. Any suggestions?

Forever trusting of talking ducks,


Daniel replies:

Oh my! Webmaster Ed tells me that if you go to and type ""ducks!"" as a search term in the bookstore, you will find the book is available @ $14.99!