Inspired by a rubber duckie left in a New York City taxi, Canadian
singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor made
up a ‘little song’ that led to a 2004 Juno Award for children’s album of
the year in her native Canada. Now the book and accompanying CD “A Duck
in New York City” has been released in the United States.
Kaldor found the toy duckie after playing a concert in NYC and started
playfully making up a song about how the duck got there. Eventually, the
concept developed into a children’s book about a duck from the Prairies who
dreams of performing on Broadway. The book and CD have been big sellers
in Canada, prompting the border-crossing marketing move.