- Written by: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
- Illustrated by: Brian T. Jones
- Published by: Abrams Books
- Suggested grade level: 1st – 2nd
Crack open this tale of family and fright, as cute as it is creepy. All the animals in the zoo have friends and family to play with and love. All of them, that is, except Quackenstein. Lonely and bitter in his ramshackle corner, he decides to adopt an egg. He cares for it diligently, waiting until the moment when it will hatch a baby duck of his own.