I say I can. I make a plan. I get right to it. And then I do it! -The Can Do Duck
The Can Do Duck was a family project started almost 20 years ago by "Ducktor" Morty Sosland, MD, a child psychiatrist who strives to use the Can Do philosophy. The story was originally illustrated by Ducktor Morty's 6 and 8-year-old daughters, Sarah and Arielle, with help from his wife, Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., an internationally known child psychologist, who wrote the parent and teacher guidelines. Years later, with amazing Can Do dedication, Arielle Sosland adapted the book and created Can Do Duck: The Musical to rave reviews! Last year the author's other Can Do daughter, Sarah Sosland created the new edition with beautiful color illustrations.
"The Can Do Duck Books are really terrific... motivational, sweet, and amusing. There's a lot of power and inspiration in the simple poetry."
- Jeffrey Zaslow, The Last Lecture
The award-winning Can Do Duck books have been read around the world by children, adults, parents, teachers, therapists, home school clubs, recent graduates, business people, coaches, athletes, cheerleaders, a literacy program, and a Miss Tennessee contestant!
Readers have compared The Can Do Duck to The Little Engine That Could and to books written by Dr. Seuss! Another book Can Do and The Storm has been distributed for free after hurricanes and storms and it has been translated into Spanish. We hope these stories will inspire you as they have inspired so many others. Always remember YOU CAN DO IT and WE CAN DO IT together!