The Ugly Duckling
For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale's timeless appeal: The journey... show more
For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale's timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird -- marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons -- is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.
Publish date: March 24th 1999
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Fairy Tales
, Picture Books
, Short Stories
This story is probably considered to be well known throughout society. It is about a duckling who is born not quite as beautiful as the rest. The duckling gets treated as though he does mean as much to the world as the others due to his image. Later in the book, the duckling grows up to be the most ...
The Ugly Duckling is mainly about a duck that is left out because of his looks, but ends up being the most beautiful duck of all. I would use this book in a K-2nd grade classroom to teach children about diversity. Through the story the students can learn how important it is to not judge others just ...
Personally this book makes me sad for the majority of the story but it is a great book to teach a moral lesson that someone may look different or seem different than us but that doesn't mean they aren't capable of something great! After reading this to the class, the class could tell about a time th...
This is a sweet book that teaches children that they are all unique and they shouldn't make fun of someone for being different. When the duckling was born, he got made fun of for a whole year for being "ugly". After that year, the duckling grew into a beautiful swan! I would use this book to teach m...