The inspiration behind Ducks Eat Pancakes, comes from author Kate Curit's oldest daughter Emma. They are seasonal campers at Poland Spring Campground in Poland, Maine. Right across from their campsite is a small playground with a duck spring toy. Emma was putting something in the duck's mouth. Kate asked her what ducks eat and she said, "Mom, ducks eat pancakes". Kate immediately had the entire story in her head. Since then, she has begun creating other stories based on Emma's imagination so watch for more books from Kate.