The sissy duckling

Topics: emotional literacy, friendships, bullying, stereotypes, gender, families.


A funny and touching story of a duckling who embraces his identity. Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy. But when his father is wounded by a hunter’s shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.

Age: 5 to 8 years.

Film version 53min (external link) 

Fierstein, Harvey. The sissy duckling. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.
ISBN: 9781442498174