One Cool Duck

Author: Petrik, Mike

Publication Date:

May 2023



Original language and publisher

English | Hippo Park

Territories Handled

World excl. Asia and North America



One Cool Duck

Author: Petrik, Mike


From 6 to 9 years

The second I saw this fun duck on the cover, I was excited to dive in….it’s fun and will hold readers’ interest the entire way through….It’s a message about caring for others, learning that everyone has weaknesses, and forgiveness….an entertaining start to what promises to be a fun series. — Bookworm for Kids

The author captures the dynamics in friend groups and offers a cooperative solution. Terrific for mid-elementary level readers. — Pamela Gombert, Kentwood Public Schools

What’s cool, anyway? Skateboards, pizza, arcade games– and being kind! This buoyant young graphic chapter book introduces Duck and pals, kicking off a series that makes real-life friendship issues fun.

Duck is feeling pretty good about himself. He can flip on a skateboard, and he’s a great friend, too. Then Cat comes along and seems so cool, with his high scores on video games–but Cat also does some mean stuff nobody likes! Then Cat gets caught up a tree and needs help. In three short chapters, perfect for readers just gaining confidence, Duck and his pals show Cat that being cool includes helping others and not dissing your friends.

Hippo Park graphic chapter books are ideal for beginning and newly independent readers, with approachable page counts, easy-to-follow paneling, and artwork that supports text comprehension.