Meet the characters - Nana Duck

Meet the characters

Nana and Grandad live near Stoke-on-Trent, England.  They have been married for 45 years and have lived in the same house for most of their married lives.  They have one daughter and one granddaughter, Ellie.  Ellie lives with her parents and her pet gerbils, Gizmo and Monty.  She is always excited to have sleepovers at Nana and Grandad’s house.


Nana’s favourite colour is green.  She loves to walk and to read.  She enjoys going to the theatre, eating good food and watching classic films.  She loves to play games and to make Ellie laugh.  Nana’s favourite food is sea bass and she is a big fan of a chicken dinner.  Nana can’t cook despite having an O-level in cookery.


Grandad is the cook of the family.  Although he doesn’t like to cook, he does a good job of it!  He spends a lot of time in the garden because he likes to encourage the local bee and bird populations to visit.  Ellie loves to watch them.  He reads a great deal and also enjoys walking.  He doesn’t have a favourite colour but he does have a lot of favourite foods.  He likes carrot cake very much.


Ellie is four years old.  Her favourite colour is red.  She is a real bookworm and loves to learn new things.  She enjoys visiting the park, feeding the ducks and playing football.  Her favourite toy is a pink hare called Harry – she likes to hold him while she goes to sleep.  Ellie’s favourite foods are pancakes and mango (but not together).  She also enjoys oatcakes.  She will start school in September.