The Can Do Duck: A Story About Believing in Yourself!

The Can Do Duck

The Reviews

"This book is a gem!  It is heartwarming, affirming, and child-centered.  If this were a perfect world, every parent and teacher would have this book and sit down with a child and see the magic and growth that would come from it." 

- Linda Solomon-Johnston, Teacher for 24 years     


"A success story!  Our 7-year-old daughter was learning to dive.  She couldn't do it at first and went home feeling defeated.   After reading The Can Do Duck, we returned to the swimming pool.   Together, we chanted the words, 'I say I can.  I make a plan.  I get right to it.  And then I do it!' and she dived right in.  Thank you, Ducktor Morty.  Anyone young or old who wants to achieve anything big or small should read this book!"" 

- Karen and Steve Meskin, M.D., Family Doctor  ​     

"When I received this wonderful book my sons and I sat down and read it that evening. My oldest son and I read at least 20 minutes a night for school. We all enjoyed it so much that I can't possibly tell you! My 7 year old is starting soccer for the first time, and I used this book to help encourage him not to be worried about being the new kid on the team:)  It has an awesome message that every parent should teach their children. That you can do anything you want if you set your mind to it.  I can't thank the author enough for writing this wonderful book. We will continue to read it over and over!  We also love the illustrations :)" 

- Sarah, Mother of two boys

 "Positive advice for helping kids set and meet personal goals.  Many kids need help tackling new challenges, and the book provides helpful modeling of a process for planning, visualizing, and achieving success in kid-friendly language. The appealing illustrations by Sarah Sosland have cartoony charm, nicely capturing Can Do’s activities and expressions."   - Kirkus Reviews

The Story

In this timeless, inspirational tale written by a father and illustrated by his children and wife, the duck and the reader learn that they can do what they put their minds to! This book has already helped thousands of children and adults around the world go for their goals and achieve their dreams. This book teaches positive self-talk using visual imagery to overcome fears and the value of unconditional love. Ducktor Morty, M.D. is a child psychiatrist who practices using the Can Do Duck philosophy in his work and with his family.    ​