There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.
Beatrix Potter (born July 28, 1866), author of the beloved Peter Rabbit books, showed an early interest in animals. As a child, she and her younger brother took care of mice, rabbits, a hedgehog, bats, butterflies, and insects.
Alpha Sam and omega Dean are college students together. Sam wants to claim Dean but the omega values his independence too much.
I felt that Dean came across as a bit of a whiny bitch, poor Sam. It takes the whole fic for the guys to actually get together. N.B. This short fic took 3 and a half years to complete.
This book will have you turning the book all kinds of ways to see if you think the main character is a duck or a rabbit. The reader may turn it one way and it could be a duck and another way it can be a rabbit. I can use this book in my classroom to do a lesson on compare and contrast. I can also use it to see my students visual perspectives are of the main character.
Duck for President is a book that I will definitely carry on my book shelf along with other books written by the same author such as Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type. The book Duck for President is about a barn of animals voting for the duck on a farm to be in charge. Duck ran the farm while farmer Brown was no longer the head guy in charge. Then Duck goes on the campaign trail to winning president. He realizes that it's no fun being in charge. Duck heads back the farm where he writes his autobiography and continues his life no longer in charge. For this book, I would do a simple sequencing chart. I would have my student sequence events of the story and explain the events using key details from the book. I would rate this book a four and a half out of five stars. This book would also be an ad680L on the Lexile scale.