For years, Melissa Davis, a speech pathologist at LakeMed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Painesville, has enjoyed taking photographs of a mallard duck family that visits the courtyard of the facility each spring.
Until now, the close-up photos taken by the Eastlake mother of two were simply enjoyed in albums by her family, friends and residents of LakeMed.
But a year ago, when a resident urged her to take her work one step further and write a book featuring her photos, Davis decided to give it a shot.
The result is “Denny the Duck,” her first children’s book published by Publish America, was released Nov. 15,2008
“Denny the Duck” tells the story of a duckling that learns how to stay safe by not talking to strangers, staying near his parents and not going swimming alone.
Each page features a different photograph of the most recent brood of fuzzy yellow ducklings often with their mother.
This is a book that you and your child will love!