Quackenstein Hatches a Family
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: August 31, 2021
  • Price: $4.99
  • Trim Size: 8 x 8
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-5735-8
  • EAN: 9781419757358
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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A spooky and kooky tale about a lonely duck and his unexpected new friend—now in an 8 x 8 trim size and paperback

Told in rollicking rhyme, this picture book introduces Quackenstein, a lonely duck in his “lair” at the zoo. One day, Quack is inspired to adopt an egg from the nursery and—much like his inspiration, Dr. Frankenstein—he’s shocked by what emerges from the egg. The “monster” chases him throughout the zoo in a fast-paced and funny parody of monster movies. In the twist ending, the monster (actually an adorable platypus) and Quack resolve their differences and settle down as a not-so-spooky family.

Quackenstein Hatches a Family read by Kristen Bell


About the author

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Chicks Rule!Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, and Quackenstein Hatches a Family. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Brian T. Jones is a graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design. His work has appeared in the movie Art School Confidential, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, the Autry National Center, and Risk Management magazine, among others. He lives in Pasadena, California.