This is one of the most affordable, concise self-help books on the market. From the world of ducks, Maggie Dent draws some simple life wisdom for busy people, nudging readers to see how some things in life can be changed for the better. Black Duck Wisdom is a light-hearted yet insightful read, and the best part is it can be read in one sitting in the smallest room in the house.
Maggie Dent is commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common-sense’, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages.
“What's the one thing most self-improvement books have in abundance? An awful earnestness. This one's different, a little daffy you might say. Even while it dispenses insights on life and how to live it, the little book is full of that rare quality – wit” - Paul Smith, Kiwiboomers
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