I am an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania studying Digital Media Design, an engineering major combining computer science and fine arts. As a little girl, I was very resistant to the idea of growing up. I was also extremely attached to my blanket, which now serves as a symbol of my childhood. I wrote this story about a little duck learning to part with his blanket, becoming a mature, generous and brave big duck. My hope is that the little ducks reading this book will be inspired to become the best big ducks they can be.