Rick Drew, a retired homicide detective and author, has written another book. But this time he has targeted a completely different audience with his latest effort, The Little Duck Who Lost His Quack Quack, a children’s book based on a bedtime story his mother told him when he was child.
“The story is about a little duck who lost his ‘quack quack’ after a horrible experience with a hungry alligator,” said Drew. “Living without a ‘quack quack’ just isn’t something a little duck can do.”
The story is a fun and interactive tale that stimulates the reader’s listeners to get involved, while inspiring them to read. The illustrations for the book were created by local artist Marcos Conde, who also created the new cover for Drew’s True Crime Book Is He Dead?
The book follows the little duck on a dangerous journey to find his lost “quack quack” and it is certain to hold the interest of the reader and the listener, especially after the duck gets help along the way from a little green tree frog.
Drew has been reading his book to children in local elementary schools and he says he watched and listened in amazement as the children ignited the room by yelling out the words “quack quack” each time he paused.
Drew’s most recent reading was at East Ridge at Cutler Bay for an audience of slightly older listeners, but the room erupted with loud “quack quacks” and adult applause.
Drew is the marketing director for East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a retirement community unlike many others because of its attached health benefits. He spends all day motivating and inspiring his staff, but at night he curls up next his laptop. If he is not recounting a horrific episode from his law enforcement career, he is putting his imagination in words on paper.
The Little Duck Who Lost His Quack Quack is available at <amazon.com> and at Barnes and Noble.