Cover of Dimity Duck by Jane Yolen

Dimity Duck

Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
Philomel, 2008
ISBN-10: 0399250603
ISBN-13: 978-0399250606

What fun I had working on this book, enjoying the rhymes and the silliness. And loving the illustrator. Met him in London after the book came out. Thought we had decided on doing a second book and then things fell seriously apart. He didn’t like my second book or was on the move to another publisher or something. The publisher asked for a revision which I gave them. And then a second revision which I also gave them. They said they were looking for a different illustrator. And that was, oh, seven or eight years or more ago. All the editors have left. That’s publishing. I still like Dimity.

There is a board book version as well. Philomel ISBN 978-0-399-25060-6


  • Chosen for Dolly Parton’t Imagination Library

What reviewers have said:

  • “A delightful storytime choice”–School Library Journal
  • “Easy for young children to grasp and playful in its use of language, this cheerful picture book could easily become a toddler’s favorite.”–Booklist