A Duck Named Daniel Duck Makes Waves on Social Media
Daniel the duck has become a viral meme on social media for all the wrong reasons – not because he represents an iconic university or school, but because he serves as an emotional support animal prescribed by mental health specialists to assist its owner cope with anxiety or depression.
This book makes an ideal selection for Five in a Row, an engaging homeschool curriculum focused on literature. Click through to find lesson plans and additional resources related to its heartwarming tale.
Early Life and Education
Daniel lives in a cabin at the top of a Tennessee mountain, and spends his winter carving a duck to enter in a spring fair. But when people laugh at his creation, it hurts him — until an experienced woodcarver helps him understand that people can laugh for different reasons. Joan Sandin’s beautiful artwork adds another delightful element. Five in a Row offers the ideal framework for literature-based unit study curriculums like Five in a Row that may benefit from this story!
Mark Essig was surprised to see an unusual passenger on his Charlotte to Asheville flight: Daniel the duck! This peculiar passenger is actually an emotional support animal prescribed by a mental health specialist to accompany its owner during flights and provide comfort during flights.
Mark Essig was delighted to find himself sitting alongside an adorable duck on Monday’s flight from Charlotte to Asheville. Soon enough he learned it was Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt – an emotional support animal and 4 year-old Indian Runner duck from Tennessee named Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt who has made waves online thanks to BuzzFeed, ABC News and Cosmopolitan featuring this feathered passenger! Essig shared several images with friends via social media that quickly went viral.
Achievement and Honors
Jeanie Daniel Duck is a senior partner with BCG and an industry expert in change management. She was recently honored as one of the consulting profession’s most influential women and her work has been featured in a range of business publications such as Harvard Business Review.
On a recent flight, she noticed her seatmate’s bird staring beseechingly out the window. Essig tweeted about it and the photo went viral with over 11,000 likes and 5,000 retweets resulting in its creation going viral as well.
Daniel’s Duck is one of the five books included in the Five in a Row curriculum used by many families to educate their children about history, science, art, music and language arts. For downloads and resources for individual topics visit the topic pages.
Personal life refers to all experiences, relationships, beliefs and activities which contribute to one’s sense of well-being and satisfaction. It often includes hobbies like fishing or hiking and keeping fit as part of an overall healthy lifestyle plan.
Jeanie Daniel Duck is an internationally recognized expert on change management and leadership, having provided assistance to numerous leading organizations as they undergo major transitions such as mergers, reorganizations, or transformations. She has written multiple books on this subject – “The Change Monster” and “Managing Change.” Additionally she serves as co-chair for National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight as well as being appointed to Congressional Budget Office Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases Task Force.
Duck has gained enormous recognition throughout his life and career. His YouTube channel serves as one of his primary income sources; additionally he’s a well-known Fortnite player.
He’s a self-described redneck millionaire who enjoys new trucks and houses while still willing to jump into mud-splattered hunting trips. He runs Duck Commander, an immensely profitable business selling duck calls and cooking DVDs.
Forbes ranks fictional characters with fortunes of $44.1 billion as their richest fictional figures, including Scrooge McDuck from Duck Dynasty fame who hoards coins while Scrooge McDuck from Disney’s The Lion King is second at $36.2 billion.